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SA Auction #83 begins on 18 Jun 2020

US Auction #2 ends in

US Auction #2 - Military & Naval

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Lot 7

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

Lot 9

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.

Lot 12

[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

Lot 160

[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'

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