Friendly Hints to the Young Naval Lieutenant…. Captain Francis LIARDET.
Friendly Hints to the Young Naval Lieutenant…

Friendly Hints to the Young Naval Lieutenant…
Friendly Hints to the Young Naval Lieutenant…

London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longman, & Roberts, 1858.

Small octavo, 124 pp., all edges gilt; a very attractive copy in plum morocco embossed in blind, lettered in gilt to front board and with royal arms to rear board, spine banded and gilt.

Explaining the technical aspects of sailing

First edition in a lovely presentation binding. Liardet was a professional naval officer who served against America in the War of 1812. He had an active and heroic career during which he was nearly blinded, forcing his retirement in 1841. Appointed to Greenwich Hospital, Liardet went on to write three practical naval books, works which concentrated on the technical aspects of sailing and are something of a vade mecum for junior officers. Liardet's informal account of shipboard life presents a wonderful glimpse into Royal Navy vessels at mid-century.

First edition in a lovely presentation binding. Liardet was a professional naval officer who served against America in the War of 1812. He had an active and heroic career during which he was nearly blinded, forcing his retirement in 1841. Appointed to Greenwich Hospital, Liardet went on to write three practical naval books, works which concentrated on the technical aspects of sailing and are something of a vade mecum for junior officers. Liardet's informal account of shipboard life presents a wonderful glimpse into Royal Navy vessels at mid-century.
Perhaps a testament to its usefulness and readability, this is a scarce work; Worldcat shows only four libraries holding copies.

Price (AUD): $885.00  other currencies     Ref: #3910377