4to, pp. 306; brown leatherette, illustrated dustjacket red ownership stamp tippexed out on front endpaper; else very good in a fine jacket, illustrated slipcase, some signs of wear.
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GRIFFITHS, Anselm John.
Observations on some points of seamanship; with practical hints on naval oeconomy . . . The whole profits are for the benefit of the Royal Naval Charitable Society.
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