Currently writing an introduction to Adye 1813 as many of you know. There are a few questions?
Ralph Willet Adye (1798 or/and 1801) Little Bombardier and Pocket Gunner, T Egerton 216 pages
1. Was it first published in 1798?
I have a copy that was 1801 and Spearman (1828) says 1801 in his preface to the British Gunner. All the dates in Adye (1801) suggest 1798 which matches the references. Also a great difference in whether Gassendi (1798 or 1801) as most reference to D'Urtubie which is assumed to be 1794.
2. The publishing dates for the other editions I have as:
Ralph Willet Adye (1802) Pocket Gunner and Bombardier, 2nd Revised Edition 277 pages
------ (1803) 3rd Ed
------ (1804) 4th Ed
------ (1806) 5th Ed 277 pages
------ (1809) 6th Ed
There is no material difference in these volumes. Adye died in 1804. The American (1804) edition was a copy of the (1802) 2nd Edition.
3. Ralph Willet Adye and William G. Eliot (1813) Pocket Gunner and Bombadier 7th Edition 400 pages
------- (1827) 8th Edition 400 pages
There was no difference in these two edition as Spearman (1828) states / complains.
4. Clarification of the page numbers would be helpful.
I am currently tabulating the age of the information enclosed and this dates from Vauban (1737), Muller (1746, 1757 etc...) to Noizet St Paul (1811) and Muller (1811) which took its details from Scharnhorst (1806).
Adye (1813) does not have any reference to the AnXI system. It is interesting looking at the differences bewteen the three real editions.
Again thanks for any answers I get.