The Midshipman's Friend: or, hints for the cockpit
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by Arthur Parry Eardley-Wilmot, Lieutenant Royal Navy
London, W.J. Cleaver, 1845.
2nd edition. small 8vo. ppxiv 150 + advert leaf.
very good condition hardback in the original decorated navy blue cloth. light foxing to preliminary pages.
1849 gift inscription to half-title.
a scarce little book of instruction for midshipmen in the early Victorian Royal Navy, covering every aspect of their duties and responsibilities, and including the author's views on flogging - good, and smoking, evil....