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    Sale 5808

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    8 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 239

    [GREENWOOD, Jonathan]. The Sailing and Fighting Instructions or Signals as they are observed in the Royal Navy of Great Britain. [London? 1715?].

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    [GREENWOOD, Jonathan]. The Sailing and Fighting Instructions or Signals as they are observed in the Royal Navy of Great Britain. [London? 1715?].

    12° (141 x 71mm). 72 leaves, all engraved, most containing two illustrations of ships or cannon, many with contemporary hand-colouring. (Light worming throughout, causing slight loss to title and loss to two lines of dedication on title verso, also affecting a few flags, colour occasionally smudged, final leaves lightly soiled, one with clean tear below text.) Contemporary calf (joints splitting, corners worn). Adams & Waters 1890.

    A RARE SIGNALS BOOK, on-line ESTC recording 2 copies in the UK (BL, NLS) and 6 in the US. No copy is recorded at auction since 1991.


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