Millan's Universal Register of Court and City-Offices, Army and Navy &c.
The most Correct and Copious Extant... To which is now added, A Succession of Colonels to this Time, and All the Militia Regiments. Also Twenty-two New Regiments not in any other List.London: J. Millan, 1763 Stock Code: 145216
A very well preserved copy of this handsomely presented compendious pocket reference, this example as offered on the title page "bound 3s with an Almanack and Succession of Colonels"; Rider's British Merlin present bound immediately after the engraved regimental and militia lists, the succession at the rear. In it's time an expensive little volume probably costing the equivalent of 300 in real terms. As well as the indispensable almanac/calendar, and the advertised military reference, the contents also include an alphabetical listing of the peers, the commons alphabetically and by constituency, occupants of offices of state, the courts, the Lord Mayor and aldermen of London, physicians licensed to practise in London, the rates of watermen and a list of the "West India Governors and Agents &c." which includes North America with Benjamin Franklin appearing as Agent for the Province of Pensilvania sic. Attractive and highly informative, an excellent copy.
Duodecimo in 6s (132 x 78 mm). Original red morocco, gilt, low bands with zig-zag tooling, title direct to second compartment, date to the third, the others with triple fillet panel enclosing open lozenge surrounded by stars and dots, both boards with narrow hound's tooth roll enclosing a broad elaborate chevron roll border, palm leaf/arabesque tools in opposing corners, central lozenge device composed of floral devices, chevron roll to the board edges, all edges gilt, Old Dutch marbled endpapers.
5 pages of hand-coloured engraved uniform schema, astrological woodcut to the almanac, the title page and calendar part of which are printed on red and black, 2 folding engraved tables of Army and Navy pay rates.
A little rubbed, spine a touch creased, slight cropping into the head margin, minor loss of text in places, mild toning of the text, a very good copy.
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