1769-1803 Lists of the Navy: 1769, 1774 and 1803
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Three scarce volumes of lists regarding the British Navy in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
Disbound and removed from larger almanacks and registers from their respective years, each volume is loosely inserted in paper wraps, with neat handwritten titles.
Present here are twenty-one page of Navy lists for 1769, discussing officer pay, and the names of captains, admirals, masters and commanders, and lieutenants.
The 1774 Navy list consists of twenty-seven pages detailing the Admiralty-Office, Pay-Office, Navy Office, officers and admirals, the names of new ships being built, and names of lieutenants.
The 1803 list is composed of nineteen pages, and presents a 'list of King's ships not in commission', 'list of King's ships now in commission, a list of ships being built, the names of admirals and captains, and the names of fifty retired lieutenants 'with the rank of commander'.
Disbound, loosely housed in paper wraps with handwritten titles. Externally, bright. Bindings tender, with one gathering of 1769 volume detached, 1774 volume entirely disbound, and first three leaves of 1803 volume detached. Pages age toned, with light spotting.
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