Naval Tactics and Trials of Sailing
Naval Tactics and Trials of Sailing
Naval Tactics and Trials of Sailing

Naval Tactics and Trials of Sailing

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illustrated by diagrams of the several evolutions.

to which are added, The Established Plan of Lights for Steam Vessels, and, Regulations to avoid Collision.


Biddlecombe, George

London, Charles Wilson, 1850.

4to [28x22cm]. ppxvi 176. fine frontispiece view of HMS St.Vincent off The Lizard, four other plates, plus numerous hand-coloured illustrations through the text showing the sailing evolutions.

good condition hardback in the original binding, a bit worn and stained, with wear and tears to the spine. staining to the plates and a bit of internal marking and foxing. lacks front free end-paper, with subsequent weakness to the hinge.

still retaining the protractor inserted into a pocket in front paste-down.


a highly regarded text on sailing tactics for the early Victorian navy, based largely from the author's own twenty-seven years experience, but also drawing on David Steel's work on naval tactics, published some fifty years previously.