Regolamento per la fondizione, e le dimensioni de' pezzi di artiglieria, la prova e verificazione de' medesimi, l'amministrazione della fonderia, prova delle polveri da guerra, barili, trasporto, e magazzini della medema per uso dell'artiglieria delle Sicilie

Autore: ACTON, John Francis Edward (1736-1811)

Tipografo: nella Stamperia Reale

Dati tipografici: Napoli, 1792

Large 4to (365x240 mm). 45, [1 blank] pp. and 9 engraved folding plates. Coat-of-arms of the Kingdom of Naples on title page. Contemporary or slightly later half calf, lettering piece on spine, sprinkled edges (worn and rubbed). On the front pastedown bookplate of Captain G. Lanfranchini and his stamp on title page; other stamp of a noble family on title page. Some of the plates slightly browned. A very good copy.

This is an important and detailed Naples artillery regulation, drawn under the command of John Acton, who was entrusted with the reorganization of both the navy and the army of the Kingdom. Acton was Minister of the Navy and Secretary of State of Naples under Ferdinand IV, from 1789 to 1804. These regulations remained in force until the arrival of Napoleon on the throne of Naples (cf. F. Caputo, I cannoni del Regno delle Due Sicilie, Naples, 2007).

Italian Union Catalogue, IT\ICCU\NAPE\048975.