Manual of Seamanship 1937, by Authority of the Admiralty, Royal Navy
Manual of Seamanship 1937 by Authority of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, published London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, reprint, 1941
Containing 446 pages, profusely illustrated throughout including several colour plates of flags and four folding diagrams and tables, bound in the original hardback dark-blue cloth, octavo (21.8 x 14 cm)
Condition: Very good. There is the original owner's name to the upper margin of the title page, and some minor age-toning as you would expect. The binding is very slightly rubbed and marked.
The guide was published during World War Two and contains information and advice to naval ratings on a huge variety of subjects including uniform and kit, signals, ropes and knots, navigational equipment, boats and rigging, anchors, provisions, life saving techniques, etc. Although marked as "Volume One" the book was usually issued on its own as the second volume concerned information only relevant to officers.