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A Treatise on Practical Navigation and Seamanship 480.00

Nichelson, William

Catalogue No.: L1610


London.: Gilbert & Wright.


First Edition; Published Date: 1792


Engraved frontis; 4 engraved plates.


300 x 250 mm (12 x 10 inches) - xliv, 3128pp + plates.


Brown hardback half-leather cover.


Worn condition. Cover rubbed. Front board detached. Content in overall good condition.

Suitable for restoration, research and rebinding. Bookplate on ep. Plates: The Elizabeth in distress, feuding under the goose wing of the foresail; The Elizabeth under sail steering with the machine; The grafton at anchor in distress; The Grafton under sail steering with the machine. [With Remarks, Observations and Directions for managing and conducting a Ship in all kinds of Weather, either under Sail; or at Anchor, with many Useful Hints and Remarks by way of Improvement to Navigation and to Navigators, in every occurrence that can happen to a Ship at Sea or at Anchor. And also, A full and clear description of the English Channel, with distinct and clear Directions for sailing down the Channel from the Downs westward; also particular Directions for a Ship coming from the Ocean, and entering the English Channel, with Directions for sailing up the same to the Downs, both in fair and foul Weather, with whatever is necessary for the Seaman to know by way of Improvement. To Make Ships and the Management of Them; and also Navigation in General More Perfect, and Consequently less dangerous and destructive to Men's Lives and Property. Together With the Method the Author advised, and which was adopted in Scenes of the greatest Distress at sea, in a violent Storm].

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A Treatise on Practical Navigation and Seamanship
A Treatise on Practical Navigation and Seamanship
A Treatise on Practical Navigation and Seamanship