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two volumes, large format (32cm x 25cm), teg, coloured endpapers, dark greenûleather, raised bands on spines, a good clean set (heavy item).û(1) The Age of Evolution, xviii + 237pp, 101 illus (from plans, paintings,ûprints etc), tables.û(2) The Age of the System 1715-1815, xii + 500pp, 193 illus (paintings,ûprints, line illustrations). Publisher: Volume I describes the creation of the English gunfoundingûindustry under Henry VIII and Elizabeth, and the gradual move fromûforeign-inspired guns to a domsetic tradition. It continues with theûStuarts, and the arming of the ships during the Dutch Wars of the 17thûcentury; it covers in detail the great ordnance survey which started inûabout 1695, lasting for eight years, and which listed, measured and notedûthe individual weights of some 14,000 guns of which no less than 6,000ûwere on board ships at the time. It concludes chronologically with theû1703 Establishment for guns and the state of the Navy in 1714.ûVolume II describes the development of the long gun throughout the 18thûcentury, starting with the Borgard designs of 1716 and 1719, it goes on toûcover all the variants of the Armstrong designs up to theûArmstrong-Frederick design of 1760, and concludes with the 1887 Blomfieldûguns. It also covers the"light"guns which made their appearance at the endûof the century; the Sadler gun, the Gover gun, and the Congreve carronadeûgun.ûAJS: The first truly comprehensive study of the armament of the Royal Navyûthrough the ages. A further volume was announced for publication, however,ûthe author died and publication was abandoned.
Title: The History of English Sea Ordnance 1523-1875. Two Volume Set.
Publisher: 1994-97, Rotherfield,
kg: 1.00 kg
Seller ID: 10659