Volume I describes the creation of the English gunfounding industry under Henry VIII and Elizabeth, and the gradual move from foreign-inspired guns to a domsetic tradition. It continues with the Stuarts, and the arming of the ships during the Dutch Wars of the 17th century; it covers in detail the great ordnance survey which started in about 1695, lasting for eight years, and which listed, measured and noted the individual weights of some 14,000 guns of which no less than 6,000 were on board ships at the time. It concludes chronologically with the 1703 Establishment for guns and the state of the Navy in 1714. Volume II describes the development of the long gun throughout the 18th century, starting with the Borgard designs of 1716 and 1719, it goes on to cover all the variants of the Armstrong designs up to the Armstrong-Frederick design of 1760, and concludes with the 1887 Blomfield guns. It also covers the"light"guns which made their appearance at the end of the century; the Sadler gun, the Gover gun, and the Congreve carronade gun. AJS: The first truly comprehensive study of the armament of the Royal Navy through the ages
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Description du livre Jean Boudriot Publications, 1997. Hardcover. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. First Edition. Fine/VG 1st edition 1997 Boudriot hardback, unclipped DJ, very large imposing hardback edition with many illustrations. Top edge crease to DJ with small top front corner nick to DJ, else Fine bright and unmarked. Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Category: Ships & the Sea; ISBN: 0948864222. ISBN/EAN: 9780948864223. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 064310. N° de réf. du libraire 064310