The Yachtsman's Handy Book for Sea Use, and Adapted for the Board of Trade Yachting Certificate - W. H. Rosser 1880 - Charles Wilson (Late J. W. Norie & Wilson), London - Second Edition, Revised and Improved Everything the beginner needed to know when sailing a yacht in 1880, and to obtain your yachting certificate, with numerous additional sections, one on International Code of Signals containing a colour plates of flags, and another extra section titled ‘Questions and Answers in Fore and Aft Seamanship’. To the rear you will find twelve illustrated pages of advertisements for yachting requisites.

Illustrated throughout including a folding map of Europe, full page colour plate of flags, chart of the world, tables, in text illustrations of instruments, signals, and so on.
  Reference: Toy, Adventures Afloat 1933.

Octavo (22 x 14.3 cm) pp. [4
Notice to Yachtsmen] [4] 84 (Elementary Navigation), 16 (Brief Rules in Navigation), 16 (The International (Commercial) Code of Signals), 16 (Questions and Answers in Fore and Aft Seamanship), 8 (The Rule of the Road at Sea) [2 Lights for Trawlers] 6 (International Steering and Sailing Rules) [2 Rocket and Mortar Apparatus] 9-20 (shipping advertisements). In publisher’s blue cloth, front boards lettered in gilt and decorated in black, rear board decorated in blind, yellow coated endpapers. Contemporary booksellers plate of George Wilson Yachting Store to front pastedown.
  Condition: Near fine, rubbing to edges and corners, spine with single pinhole and wear to ends.   Ref: 108209   Price: HK$ 2,000