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Darcy Lever/The first real seaman's manual. 255 pages

Hardcover Elephant Folio

THE YOUNG SEA OFFICER'S SHEET ANCHOR
by Darcy Lever

Ours is a reprint of the second edition of 1819. Here's some fullsome praise from one of the introductions contemporary to the period. “This is certainly the most  complete Representation of all the Mechanical Operations of Seamanship, which has yet appeared.--The Author has accurately delineated in One Hundred and Eleven large Quarto Plates, containing Five Hundred and Eighty-seven Figures, all the different parts of the Rigging, the various Positions of the Ship, Sails, Shrouds, Masts, Yards, Tackles, Ropes, Cables, Anchors, Buoy, Compass, &c. &c. with ample directions for splicing Ropes, making Sails, &c.--the Engravings are neatly executed, and are very creditable to the Talents of Messrs. Butterworth, of Leeds.--This Key to Rigging and Seamanship will also be useful to Ship-owners, as well a the young Midshipmen of his Majesty's Navy.” (Anti-Jacobin Review). An obvious companion volume to Steel.
Publisher's Note: Our reprint features elephant folio (11 X 17) sizing to maintain good legibility in the plates. Previous reprints have all reduced these.

Darcy Lever, 255 pages