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Regulations and Instructions Relating to - (British Navy.) - 1772. 
London, 1772. 4to. (1)-158, (3), 158 (page 158 used twice) - 232 pp. b/w engraved head and tail piece and initials. These regulations and instructions guided the British navy during of the American Revolution. They include the duties of the commander-in-chief, the captain or commander, the lieutenant, the master, the carpenter, the surgeon, the cook, et al. The regulations also include rules for discipline and good government, for courts martial, for observing proper respect and ceremony, for the daily allowance of beef or pork and beer or wine, for convoying merchant ships, and the wages to be paid to officers and seamen. The specific regulations, contained in this 11th edition of 1772 were the basis for John Adams? "A Set of Rules for the Government of the American Navy set before Congress on 23 November 1775." Many of the American rules are copied almost verbatim from the 1772 British Regulations. A very nice copy internally, with engraved title vignettes and tail pieces. Bound in full contemporary calf showing some wear on backstrip, corners, and joints.
[Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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