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Captain Thomas Binning (b. 1620)

A light to the art of gunnery / by Capt. Thomas Binning, Mariner 1675

[10], 172 p., 1 leaf of plates, 8 folded leaves of plates tipped-in at foredges of pages : ill., figs. Engraved frontispiece. | 19.8 x 14.8 x 2.5 cm (book measurement (conservation)) | RCIN 1081213

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Contemporary red goatskin by Queens' Binders C, with the cipher of James II as Duke of York within palm fronds below a royal ducal crown on the covers; spine divided into five compartments, the first and last also numbered (now obscured) all with closed flower-head tool; all edges gilt; comb-marbled end-leaves. The monogram of James II when Duke of York appears on the boards, ID (Iacobus Dux).