An Essay on Naval Tactics, Systematical and Historical. With Explanatory Plates.

Edinburgh: Archd. Constable & Co. and London: T.N. Longman & O. Rees, 1804. Second edition. 4to. (vi), xvi, (5)-287 pp. Recent dark blue half calf over marbled boards, spine with gilt ruled compartments, lettered direct to one panel and decorated to the others, all edges untrimmed. 52 folding plates of naval manoeuvres with partial hand colouring. The plates with varying degrees of foxing as often, a very good copy overall. " of the first British accounts of tactics, as opposed to a work in French translation" (ODNB). The first part was privately printed in 1782 and published properly in 1790 with the following three parts in 1797, this being the first collected edition. Item #33170

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