a very comprehensive manual, published prior to the official Admiralty manuals, and covering everything the naval cadet in the mid-19th century Royal Navy could need to know
1st edition. small 8vo. ppxvi 471 + 24 page publisher’s catalogue [March 1856]. double-page coloured frontispiece showing signal flags and compass rose. numerous full-page and text engravings
a little marking, but generally a very good clean copy re-cased into the original navy blue cloth, with new end-papers.