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Commercial Code of Signals, for the use of all nations; with the British Vocabulary

by John T. Forster.

London, HMSO, 1857.

1st edition. ppxxxv 312.

good clean condition hardback with a bit of staining to the plates. from the library of the Cruising Association and bound in a fairly modern quarter leather binding, with some rubbing to the spine. neat tape repair between frontispiece and title-page.

an important book in the development of signalling in the merchant marine, “prepared in accordance with the views and recommendation of the Committee appointed by the Board of Trade in July 1855 to inquire into the subject of a Code of Signals to be used at sea”.  contains the report of the Committee, correspondence relating to the report, explanation of the arrangement of the signal book, followed by the Code of Signals.  with coloured frontispiece showing the red ensign and Union Jack and five other coloured plates of signal flags and national ensigns.

 

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