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Lot 28 (Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Hesperus'), 30th April 2019)

A MANUSCRIPT AND WATERCOLOUR POCKET BOOK OF NAVAL SIGNALS, CIRCA 1800

Sold for £2,200


Condition report

All book lots are sold as viewed and are not subject to return.


some pages loose, several ?personal note pages at rear cut out, some foxing, staining, old wear

We are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of this property. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Charles Miller Ltd is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD “AS IS” IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.

 

A MANUSCRIPT AND WATERCOLOUR POCKET BOOK OF NAVAL SIGNALS, CIRCA 1800

completed in a clear copperplate hand and comprising twenty pages of numbered signals described with watercolour pennants including 173 numeric 'significations' decoded, 22 'pendant' signals, distress signals, signals made 'with sail and guns', 17 signals for 'Calling Officers to take Orders', Fire Ship signals (five of nine completed); 19 'Fog signals'; 'Signals made by Private Ships and used by the Admiral occasionally comprising approximately seventy signals over five sides; and six 'Signals made with Jacks, Pendants, and Whefts', the end pages with some loose silk colour samples, some blank panels with flags and pendants, bound between marbled card with securing flap (some pages loose, several ?personal note pages at rear cut out, some foxing, staining, old wear) -- 6 x 4in. (15 x 10cm.)

Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Hesperus'), 30th April 2019

Pictures and Naval - 1-61

Sailor Art - 65-97

Shipwreck and East India Co. - 100-125

Collectables inc. Rowing, Liner and Fittings - 128-167

Instruments 170-249

Ship Models - 250-287

 

Viewing

Saturday, 27th April 
(12noon - 5pm)

Sunday, 28th April
(12noon - 5pm)

Monday, 29th April
(10am - 5pm)

Tuesday, 30th April
(10am - 11am (limited view only))

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