illustrated by diagrams of the several evolutions.
to which are added, The Established Plan of Lights for Steam Vessels, and, Regulations to avoid Collision.
London, Charles Wilson, 1850.
4to [28x22cm]. ppxvi 176. fine frontispiece view of HMS St.Vincent off The Lizard, four other plates, plus numerous hand-coloured illustrations through the text showing the sailing evolutions.
good condition hardback in the original binding, a bit worn and stained, with wear and tears to the spine. staining to the plates and a bit of internal marking and foxing. lacks front free end-paper, with subsequent weakness to the hinge.
still retaining the protractor inserted into a pocket in front paste-down.
a highly regarded text on sailing tactics for the early Victorian navy, based largely from the author's own twenty-seven years experience, but also drawing on David Steel's work on naval tactics, published some fifty years previously.