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The Boatswain's Manual - William A. McLeod

Brown, Son & Ferguson, 1959, Hardback.
Condition: Good. An adequate reading copy only. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with circular marks to the upper board. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.

Reprint of the 2nd Edition. [First: 1944] From the preface: “Most seamanship books available to young seamen are of the advanced text book type, intended for candidates studying for Certificates of Competency as Mate or Master and dealing with the technical subjects connected with their Examinations. Such books are of little use to those who wish to learn the rudiments of seamanship work. For this reason, these pages have been compiled as a book of elementary knowledge for the beginner and also as a reference book for older deck ratings, especially those who seek information relating to everyday seamanship problems or who wish to prepare for the qualifying examination for the Ministry of Transport Certificate of Competency as an Efficient Deck Hand (E.D.H.), Lifeboatman or A.B.”

Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt & Embossed titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 270 pages.

This one has already found a new owner.