London: Charles Wilson, 1877. First edition. Fold-out frontispiece map, cuts, color plate of signal flags. Cloth over boards. Octavo. [iv], 80, 16, 16, 12, 16 pages. Very good. Bound in dark blue cloth over boards with upper board stamped in black and gilt, lower board stamped in blind. Some mild fraying to spine ends and fore corner tips, light rubs along joints. Minor foxing to endpapers. Hinges sound.
Contains practical yachting instruction on navigation by dead reckoning or observation, nautical astronomy, seamanship, the log book and how to keep it, charts, sextants, iron yachts' compasses, code of signals, etc.
Includes appendices on brief rules in navigation for the yachting certificate, seamanship, and the international (commercial) Code of Signals.