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A code of signals for the use of vessels employed in the merchant service / by Captain Marryat
Bib ID 6098148
Format BookBook
Author
Marryat, Frederick, 1792-1848
 
Edition 11th ed. rev and corrected. 
Description London : J.M. Richardson, 1851 
1 v., [1] folded leaf of col. plates ; 24 cm. + loose manuscript notes & signal charts. 
Summary

"A collection of early hand- coloured signal charts and related manuscript notes relating to an 1860s voyage loosely inserted. The frontispiece plate of flags and pendants has further diagrams and notes in red ink denoting a private signal system.” -- Hordern House catalogue, The collection of Robert Edwards AO (2012)

Biography/History

"Frederick Marryat was a naval hero of the Napoleonic era who later won widespread acclaim as a popular novelist. Among his many achievements was the successful adaption of Sir Home Popham’s system of flag signaling for use of the merchant navy. Marryat’s system soon became the standard. … His book was mandatory reference for merchant navy officers, accordingly it was published in numerous editions, the 11th issued after Marryat’s decease in 1848" -- Horden House catalogue, The collection of Robert Edwards AO (2012)

Notes

"Dedicated to the Committee of the Society of Ship-owners of the Port of London."

Spine title: A code of signals. The Board of Admirality. 1851.

Includes: Advertisments.

Accompanying material: " Accompanied by three loosely inserted hand-coloured sheets circa 1867 detailing signals for use between two vessels identified as Brookside and Norwood. These sheets were compiled by an officer named J.D. Stone. The manuscript material also includes letters and a hand rendered signal set for barometric readings.” -- Horden House catalogue, The collection of Robert Edwards AO (2012)

NLA copy: Publisher's advertisement on inside front cover: " Captain Marryat's Code of signals for the Merchant Service. Eleventh edition, entirely revised and corrected. Issued, by order of The Borad of Admiralty, to H.M. Navy. Price 10s. 6d."

Binding

Binding: Rebound half bound blue crushed morocco with 5 raised bands on spine, gilt top edge, coloured endpapers. 

Source of Acquisition From the collection of Robert Edwards AO (2012) 
Subjects Signals and signaling.  |  Merchant marine - Signaling.  |  Flags.
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Captain Marryats code of signals for the merchant service

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