A Treatise On Practical Seamanship..
Bound in original half navy cloth, gilt, over cream mottled boards, with gilt block of anchor in centre, in price clipped pictorial dust wrapper, which has sunned spine and light foxing; otherwise a very good copy. Bookplate.
Introduction by morin scott.
(scolar maritime library).
4to. 8.5 x 10.25 inches. viii + 213 pp.
Illustrated by 10 plates at end and by folding chart of parts of the Mersey and Dee estuaries. Decorated by opening coat of arms vignette and by initial and by vignettes in text.
Facsimile reprint of the first edition of 1777, of a title by William Hutchinson, Mariner and Dock master at Liverpool (who also wrote A Treatise on Naval Architecture). The fourth edition of Seamanship was published in 1794. This new version is edited by Lieutenant Commander Morin Scott, R. N. who was involved in sail training and the command at sea of a schooner.
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