Parte Primera – Sobre la Gobernacion Militar y Marinera de la Armada en General, y uso de sus Fuerzas en la mar
2 volumes. folio. ppvi 3-518, l. vi 3-574, liv
hinges pulling and creasing of end-papers, small strip cut from the top of page 3/4 with slight loss of heading text, but generally a very nice crisp copy in a contemporary full-calf binding – slight wear to volume 1, heavy rubbing to lower board of volume 2 with some loss of leather, wear at foot of the spine, and slight worm damage. later manuscript notes on preliminary pages
the code of laws governing the Spanish navy in the late 18th century. a very comprehensive work covering every operational aspect of the navy; volume 1 dealing with command structure, ranks and offices, naval artillery, flags and signals, salutes and military honours on board, etc. volume 2 covers marine infantry and discipline on board, quartering, military service, keeping the watch, battle drill, harbour policing, accounts, stores, etc.