Bound in original publisher's quarter navy buckram over white, gilt, with gilt block of Society's seal on front board. Deckled edges. Spine a little sunned, light wear to extremities and some scattered foxing; otherwise a very good copy. Bookplate of United Service Club.
NAVY RECORDS SOCIETY
Printed for the Navy Records Society.,
Edited by w. g. perrin.
(publications of the navy records society. vol. lxv).
Large 8vo. 6.5 x 9.5 inches. xxxix +  + 341 +  pp. + 7 pp. list of publications.
Illustrated by facsimile title page. Decorated by Society's seal on title page.
A reprint, with modernised spelling, of six discourses on seamanship entitled A Dialogicall Discourse Concerning Marine Affaires Betweene The Highe Admirall and a Captaine att Sea, first published in 1634. Captain Nathaniel Butler (c.1577-1640?) was an English privateer who later served as Governor of Bermuda, 1619-22 and of Providence Island, 1638-40. The editor, William Gordon Perrin (1874-1931) served as Admiralty Librarian 1908-31 and was best known for his work on the history of flags.
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