3rd edition, revised and enlarged by Commander T.P.Walker.
by Captain Alston, RN
Portsmouth, Griffin & Co., 1894.
pplxiv 499. illustrated from engravings. 3 colour plates of flags.
good clean condition hardback in the original blue cloth gilt, just a little worn and marked. corner cut from one preliminary page, also with owner's stamp.
a standard, and very comprehensive, manual of the period; first published in 1859, and very much concentrating on seamanship under sail. primarily written for use by Royal Navy personnel, but also including 'Instructions for Officers of the Merchant Navy'.