TWO VOLUMES: Manual of Seamanship Volume 1 + Volume 2

 

$163.95

Author:          HM Stationery Office
Publisher:      His Majesty’s Stationery Office, York House, Kingsway, London
Published:     VOLUME i – Second edition, 1937
VOLUME ii – First edition, 1933 + Addendum for 1937 (as per photograph)

Size:               Octavo (standard book size) x 2
Condition:    Exceptionally Good

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Description

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Author:          HM Stationery Office
Publisher:      His Majesty’s Stationery Office, York House, Kingsway, London
Published:     VOLUME 1 – Second edition, 1937
VOLUME 2 – First edition, 1933 + Addendum for 1937 (as per photograph)

Size:               Octavo (standard book size) x 2
Condition:    Exceptionally Good

 

Description:

The 1937 edition of the ‘pusser’s bible’ was the first major revision since 1932. First issued in 1938, it was reprinted each year until 1943 (though curiously we have been unable to confirm a 1939 issue). All reprints are very slightly abridged (mostly in terms of illustration; in particular the expensive plate overlays of the first impression were quickly abandoned with the outbreak of hostilities). Well produced and exceptionally well illustrated, it was in common use with officers and ratings alike (unlike its sister the Manual of Navigation), and there is a fair argument for its being today the most evocative Royal Navy publication of the war years. Bright, firm copy of each. Images of actual items for sale.

Item Description: Volume 1, 1937 (Second impression). 446pp

Stamp: SOLD BY HM Stationery Office.

Volume 1, 1937 (Second impression).

26 coloured plates, 15 plates in monochrome, very numerous illustrations and diagrams (many full-page) in the text and 2 large folding plans, small contemporary signature on front free endpaper; original navy blue cloth, upper board blocked in blind, gilt spine, small crease on cover board else a very good, bright, tight, clean copy. With front and rear trade advertisement endpapers.

Item Description: Volume 2, 1932 (First impression). 358pp + Ads. + 12pp addendum

Volume 2, 1932 (first impression) + Adendum for 1937 (as per photograph).

Stamp: SOLD BY HM Stationery Office.

5 fold-out illustrated plans.

8 plates in monochrome, very numerous illustrations and diagrams (many full-page) in the text and 2 large folding plans, small contemporary signature on front free endpaper; original navy blue cloth, upper board blocked in blind, gilt spine, very good, bright, tight, clean copy. With front and rear trade advertisement endpapers.

 

 

 

Additional information

Weight 1.23 kg
Dimensions 22 x 6 x 14 cm