US Auction #2 - Military & Naval
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Benjamin ROBINS (1707-1751).
Mathematical Tracts. Vol. I containing his New Principles of Gunnery ... .Vol. II. ... his Discourse on the Methods of Fluxions
A posthumous work by a cheerleader for Sir Isaac Newton, from the libary of a friend and supporter of Benjamin Franklin
John NEWBERY (publisher)
The News-Readers Pocket-Book: or, a Military Dictionary... And a Naval Dictionary...
To which is added, a Concise Political History of Europe. With the Genealogies and Families of several Emperors, Kings, and Princes, now reigning.
[Samuel PEPYS (1633-1703)]
Memoires relating to the State of the Royal Navy of England, for Ten Years, Determin'd December 1688.
with a related letter and Pepys' portrait bookplate in place of the portrait frontispiece
[William Hall DRIGGS (1847-1908)]. - Louis Labadie DRIGGS (1868-1942).
“Automatic Ordnance in the American Navy” 14pp. typescript
a survey and also a ‘sales-pitch’ for ‘the new gun invented by Commander W.H. Driggs … [which is] less complicated than any other semi-automatic gun'