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1 HOSTE, P. Paul BOSWALL, Captain J. D. (trans.) Treatise on Naval Tactics
Bell and Bradfute, Edinburgh, 1834, 
HOSTE, P. Paul. A Treatise on Naval Tactics. Translated by Captain J. D. Boswell. Edinburgh: Bell and Bradfute, 1834. Pp. [i]-xxv, (1), [1]-178, (1) being the errata page. With 52 plates + tissue guards, title page with a vignette of 'Royal William', 120 guns, additional notes and illustrations. 4to. The volume bound in professionally restored black half calf (calf renewed, worn marbled paper covered boards being original). CONTENTS: First Part: On Forming the Orders. I. Explanation of Some Technical Terms. II. Example to serve as Principle of the whole Treatise:- Battle of LePanto, 1571. III.Chasing. IV. Ranging several ships on a straight line, parallel to a given point. V. Order of Battle. VI. A further and more particular explanation o f the Order of Battle;- The Texel, 1665 and Battles of Augousta, 1676. VII.First Order of Sailing. VIII. Second Order of Sailing. IX. Third Order of Sailing X. Fourth Order of Sailing, - Battle of the Texel, 1658. XI. Forming in Columns. XII. Fifth Order of Sailing. XIII. Order of Retreat:- Battle of Portland, 1653. XIV. Order of a Fleet Defending a Passage XV. Order of aFleet which Forces a Passage:- Junction of Squadrons, 1689. [Appendix to F irst Part]. Passage of the Dardanelles. Second Part: On Changing the Dispostions of Squadrons. I. Changing the Dispostions of Squadrons on the Perpendicular of the Wind. II. [Changing] the Dispositions of Squadrons in the First Order of Sailing. III. [Changing the Dispositions of Squadrons] in the Third Order of Sailing. IV. [Changing the Dispositions of Squadrons] in the Fourth Order of Sailing. V. [Changing the Dispositions of Squadrons] in theFifth Order of Sailing. VI. [Changing the Dispositions of Squadrons] in th e Order of Retreat. Third Part: To Re-Establish the Orders on a Change of Wind. I. To re-establish the Line of Battle. II. [To re-establish] the FirstOrder of Sailing. III. [To re-establish] the Second Order of Sailing. IV. [To re-establish] the Third Order of Sailing. V. [To re-establish] the Fourth Order of Sailing. VI. [To re-establish] the Fifth Order of Sailing. VII.[To re-establish] the Order of Retreat. Fourth Part: On Changing the Order s of a Fleet. I. Changing the Order of Battle. II. [Changing] the First Order of Sailing. III. [Changing] the Second Order of Sailing. IV. Changing the Third Order of Sailing. V. [Changing] the Fourth Order of Sailing. VI. [Changing] the Fifth Order of Sailing:- Battle of Bevesier, [Beachy Head,] 1690. VII. [Changing] the Order of Retreat. Fifth Part: On the Movements of aFleet Without Touching the Orders. I. Anchoring:- Battle of Solebay, 1672; Spanish and Dutch Ships Burnt at Palermo, 1676. II. Gaining the Weathergag e. III. Working to Windward in three Columns. IV. Disputing the Wind with the Enemy:- Battle of Stromboli, 1676. V. Avoiding Battle. VI. Forcing the Enemy to Engage:- Battle off the Isle of Wight, 1690. VII. Doubling the Enemy:- Battle off Cape La Hogue, 1692. VIII. To Avoid being Doubled on:- Battle of Bevesier, [Beachy Head],1690. IX. Receiving the Enemy when bearing down to Attack. X. Breaking through the Enemy's Fleet, [Breaking the Line.] Battle of the Texel, 1673; Battle of the North, 1666. XI. To place a Fleet ina Port, when attacked by an Enemy:- Expedition to Tobago, 1677 [Appendix t o Fifth Part]. Notes relative to breaking through an Enemy's Fleet; Explanations of the battles on the 9th and 12th of April, 1782. Concluding, or Sixth Part. I. How to Divide a Fleet. II. Station of Fire-Ships and other Vessels. III. The Naval Square. IV. The Storm:- Example- Battle and Destructionof the Spanish Armada, 1588.Considerable waterstaining to engraved title p age (see photo), moderate to light soiling of some leaves (particularly towards front), some watermarking of leaves towards back, some browning to edges throughout. Plates 1 - 18 (noting that no. 17 is marked as no. 16) have varying degrees of waterstaining to top corner, some with further staining at fore-edge intruding, in some instances, well into images, slight to considerable foxing also affecting most of these plates; nos. 19 - 36 with varying degrees of browning to edges and waterstaining to the fore-edges and upper fore-corners of some of these plates, slight foxing also affecting mostof these plates; nos. 37 - 52 waterstaining affecting some portion of all plates (and slight foxing also affecting most), plates 41 - 48 softly folded diagonally near bottom edges (as are the intervening leaves of text), detracting ink splotch to engraved image of plate 52, marginal tear to leaf 147/148 reinforced with india paper. A very sound copy and servicable copy. Note: There is a considerable amount of neatly pencilled French written marginalia in this volume due to its having been once compared, side by side, with the French original edition. These notations mark, by giving the original French words or phrases, errors and misinterpretations made by the English translator as well as some few typographical errors of battle dates. 2,650.00

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