volume V – British Seamen
by Sir Thomas Brassey.
Longmans, Green & Co., 1883.
good clean condition hardback in the original navy blue cloth gilt, a bit marked, and worn at the spine.
the last of a five volume set on various aspects of the late Victorian Royal and Merchant navies, this volume complete in itself and containing a wealth of material on the training, working conditions, wages, health, pensions, etc., etc. of the British Merchant Navy seaman in the latter part of the 19th century. a reprint of an 1877 work, revised, with additions, by F.W. Haine of the Board of Trade. an important source work