HMSO, 1st.ed., 1889. 176 pp., 4 tables (all fldg.). Original green blind decorated cloth; professionally re-backed ; gold lettering to spine ; speckled edges. 25 x 16cm. Wear to extremities of boards o/w V.G. Instructions for naval officers and other persons employed in Her Majesty’s Hospitals on Foreign Stations in 1888, issued by the Admiralty 8th October 1889. Divided into six parts, Part I provides 32 General Instructions. Part II has five sections covering the duties of the Principal Medical Officer, Chaplain, Storekeeper and Cashier, Dispenser, and Matron. Part III has four sections and covers Store Accounts and Store Duties, local purchases, surveys and disposal of condemned stores, etc. Part IV has five sections covering Cash Accounts and Cash Duties. Part V has two sections on Entry, Discharge, and Civil Superannuation. Part VI deals with Civil Engineering and Architectural Works, Buildings, and Houses, and has eight appendices including Scale of Diet for Patients, Regulations for entry of persons on Establishment List, ditto for Hired List, a list of places declared by the Treasury to be unhealthy, pay and positions of Sick Berth Staff, etc. The four folding tables give  Scales of Medicines and Stores for issue to the Service Afloat (proportions of medicines, utensils, &c., for men in various classes of Chests).  Bedding and General Stores for use in the Sick Berths of H. M. Ships and Vessels.  Medicines, Utensils, Necessaries, &c., allowed for Gun Boats and Coast Guard Cruisers not bearing a Medical Officer.  Medicines, Necessaries, &c., for Torpedo Boats. It was upon these Admiralty Instructions that the sick, hurt and wounded men of the Royal Navy were cared for in naval hospitals on foreign stations during the Victorian era. SCARCE.