Lot 225
William CLOWES [NAVAL] Regulations... [1824]

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[ROYAL NAVY, British] - William CLOWES (printers). [NAVAL] Regulations... [1824]

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William CLOWES (printers). [Royal Navy] Regulations established by The King in Council for His Majesty's service at Sea.  [London: printed by William Clowes,] 1824. Large quarto (10 5/8 x 8 1/4in; 270 x 210mm). Pp. [i-viii, 1-2]-3-83[-83-92]. (Some spotting, some leaves somewhat tattered). Original reversed calf, the covers blocked in blind with the Royal Navy stamp: a central oval containing an anchor surrounded by coiling rope (worn, spine lacking, stitching broken). Provenance: note at front ‘Rc’d 4 October 1824’ and marginal addition in the samehand to p.54; Charles Meredyth (signature to front free endpaper).

A still attractive primary source of information on the running of the Royal Navy in the decades after the death of Nelson. The ten chapters covering most aspects of service in the Royal Navy: classes of vessel, rank, military appointment, ceremonies, pay, prisoners, courts martial. With introduction to Naval Officers by Rt. Hon. John Wilson Croker.