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MOUNTAINE, William.
THE SEAMAN'S VADE-MECUM and DEFENSIVE WAR by SEA.
London printed for W. and J. Mount T. and T. Page on Tower-Hill, 1757. containing, the proportions of rigging, masts and yards, weight of anchors, sizes and weight of cables and cordage, list of the Navy. The exercise of the small-arms, bayonet, granadoes and great-guns, duty of officers, etc. Also, shewing how to prepare a merchant-ship for a close fight, by disposing their bulk-heads, leaves, coamings, lookholes, etc. Chasing; the advantages to be taken by the chace considered, under all positions in respect to wind and tide. Defensive-fighting; shewing how merchant ships are to act, whether single or in fleets, when canonaded or boarded by the enemy. Naval fortification; the advantages of mooring considered, in respect to wind and tide; and how to lay booms in streight or crooked rivers, etc. An essay on naval book-keeping; as well in respect to the purser, as to the Captain¬ís clerk and steward. The method of forming signals for the regulation of merchant-ships failing in company, under the direction of a Commodore in time of war; with many other particulars, relating to the navy and merchant-service. By William Mountaine, teacher of the mathematics, and F.R.S. Early edition 1757, small 12mo, bound in sixes, approximately 165 x 100 mm, 6½ x 4 inches, 3 folding plates plus 1 full page text illustration, pages: [10], xii, 1-270, bound in full contemporary calf, gilt lettered label to spine, gilt lion and unicorn to foot of spine, double gilt rules to edges of covers. Slight rubbing to binding, occasional fox spot, a little light staining to pastedowns and endpapers, otherw … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. [Oxford, United Kingdom]
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