Regulations and Instructions relating to His Majesty's Service at Sea
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[ established by His Majesty in Council]
4to [27x22cm]. ppviii 440 + 144 supplementary pages and a large folding table.
hardback. rebound in a smart modern half calf binding over marbled paper boards.
lower half of title-page torn away with loss of the text in square brackets above, though the page has been restored with matching paper. some internal marking, and a few edge tears to the pages, but generally in good internal condition.
the folding table has some old repairs, but is complete.
setting forth the rules governing the Royal Navy in the early years of the 19th century. includes the responsibilities of the various ranks, rules of discipline, provisions, pilotage, prizes, convoys, etc.,etc.
the supplementary pages contain examples of forms, regulations for Masters and Surgeons, sample log book, abstract of parliamentary acts relating to pay, etc. etc. an invaluable source work.