Seamanship. including, Names of Principal Parts of a Ship; Masts, Sails, Yards,etc; Bends and Hitches; etc., etc.
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Nares, Vice-Adm. Sir George S.
Portsmouth, Griffin & co., 1897.
7th edition. ppviii 334 + plates.
very good condition hardback in the original binding, complete with the fourteen colour plates. hinges pulling and stitching a little weak in places, but still firmly bound. Royal Forth Yacht Club book-plate.
the final edition, revised and enlarged by Commander T.P. Walker, RN, of this excellent standard 19th century seamanship manual, covering all aspects of seamanship from naming the parts of the ship and tying knots to rigging, manoeuvres and treating the apparently drowned.
The text is well illustrated with coloured plates of flags, etc., and numerous lithographed plates.