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Rules, Orders, and Instructions for the Future Government of the Office of the Ordnance
1827. Anno Regni XXXV, Anno Domini 1683. 4to. Fine calligraphic MS of 220pp. setting out the duties of the various Officers of the Ordnance. Title page slightly loose, some very light browning, but very good indeed in a splendid full navy blue straight-grained morocco presentation binding, wide rolled gilt panels to the sides, on the upper board the inner set of quintuple fillets with elaborate foliate brackets contain the arms of the Ordnance within a stand of arms, the title of Surveyor General above, the date 1827 below, spine gilt in compartments, a.e.g., slight edgewear, but on the whole an extremely attractive binding with the ticket of Smith of Long Acre to the front pastedown. [vi], 220pp. This copy of the Regulations of the Ordnance was almost certainly made for Admiral Sir Edward Campbell Rich Owen when he became Surveyor General of the Ordnance in 1827. Owen commanded the Nemesis in the North Sea and off Boulogne in 1801, and in 1802 was appointed to the Immortalité employed in harrying traffic off the Coast of France. He accompanied the Walcheren Expedition in 1809 and from 1816 to 1822 commanded the Royal Sovereign yacht, afterwards becoming Commander-in-Chief of the West Indies, 1822-5, of the East Indies, 1828-32, and the Mediterranean, 1841-5. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA [London, United Kingdom]
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