by John McNeill Boyd, Captain RN
London, Longman, Brown, Green...., 1857. 1st edition. small 8vo. ppxvi 471. numerous full-page and text engravings, but lacking the coloured frontispiece showing signal flags and compass rose.
title-page rather grubby, with ownership inscriptions, otherwise generally clean in a cotemporary half leather binding with later spine and end-papers.
a very comprehensive manual, published prior to the official Admiralty manuals, and covering everything the naval cadet in the mid-19th century Royal Navy could need to know.