including all ordinary subjects; also steam navigation, wreck lifting, avoiding collisions, wire splicing, displacement, and everything necessary to be known by seamen of the present day.
by John Todd and W.B. Whall.
Fifth Edition, enlarged. with 247 illustrations and diagramsGeorge Philip & Son, 1903.
ppxviii 385. with many clear illustrations from engravings, plus a fine frontispiece of the 'City of Paris' and two colour plate of flags.
rather shaky, but clean and complete. in the original blue cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. binding a bit worn and spotted.
an early example of this standard seamanship manual for the merchant service in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.