London, Pickering & Co., 1879.
1st edition. ppviii 151. frontispiece & six other engraved plates + 16-page publisher's catalogue.
good condition hardback in the original cloth gilt binding. wear to top and foot of spine and corners. hinges lightly pulled, but still firm. neatly written owner's name to top of title-page.
a delightful and lively description of 19th century Scottish Firth of Clyde and west coast cruising, recounting four cruises in the "Ilma", "Concordia", "Princess", and "Mermaid". written under the pseudonym The 'Governor' by John Inglis of the Glasgow shipbuilding firm.