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The Sea-Gunner: Shewing the Practical Part of Gunnery, As it is Used at Sea, etc.,

By: Seller (J.) Cloth

Price: £45.00

Publisher: 1691 rp 1994, Limited ed 700 copies, Rotherfield,

Seller ID: 3429


xivpp introduction, xvi + 202 + 33pp + 4pp, 3 folding plates, small format,ûdw, a very good copy. Publisher: The first English book written solely for the gunner in the seaûservice, although it owes much to earlier works written for the landûservice, notably Bourne's The Art of Shooting in Great Ordnance (1578),ûNye's Art of Gunnery (1670), the anonymous Compleat Gunner of 1672, andûBinning's A Light to the Art of Gunnery (1689). It no doubt draws also onûnumerous manuscript Gunner's Notes deriving from the course of instructionûoperated by the Board of Ordnance which had been in operat... View more info