Wed, 2nd Jun 2021 10:00

Antiques, Interiors & Books Auction

 
  Lot 185
 

SIGNAL BOOK FOR THE SHIPS OF WAR, 1794. Printed book with extensive manuscript notes and hand coloured flags. West Indies Station. 83 printed pages with 76 hand-coloured flags and pennants. A 36 part thumb index with hand written designations for quick reference; 12 classes of signals covering over 250 significations, with 224 lines of manuscript notes interspersed throughout. Given on board the 'Boyne', 98 guns at Guadeloupe the 23rd April, 1794 to Capt. James Young, H.M.S. Reprisal, by command of Admiral George Purvis. With signature of J. Jervis (Earl St. Vincent), Admiral of the Fleet. Half calf with marbled boards

Sold for £11,000


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