Deal Memorials Of The Goodwin Sands, And Their Surroundings, Legendary And Historical..
Bound in the original blue cloth, Ex Library copy with some small discreet stamps on the verso of some plates, but a very good example, it has clearly never been used as a library book and was sold as a duplicate.
J.J. Keliher and Co., Ltd., 99, Victoria St., and 33, King William St., E.C.,
By george byng gattie, late h.m.'s civil service. with maps, charts, and illustrations. the 'kelkel' edition.
Second edition. 8vo. 5.25 x 7.5 inches. xvi + [ii] + 297 pp. + 2].
Illustrated by 18 plates, including frontispiece and 6 maps and charts.
Second edition of this scarce work on the Sands, which is also very nicely produced and illustrated; although the binding is without the gilt decoration of the first edition of 1890, the text seems to be identical. It contains a good historical account of the Sands, the Downs and the wrecks but there is a strong emphasis on the various means of improving the safety of the Sands, including lifeboats, lightships and a variety of beacons and buoys, with full details of their designs. The frontispiece illustrates Captain Bullock's first safety beacon, erected in 1840. The last chapter considers schemes for reclaiming part of the Sands and building breakwaters and embankments. The book concludes with a detailed appendix, further elucidating parts of the main text.
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