Modern Seamanship (1942)
Modern Seamanship (1942)
by Austin M. Knight
Full title: Modern Seamanship : Rewritten and Revised By the Officers of the Department of Seamanship and Navigation : United States Naval Academy
8 ¼ x 5 ½. In English. Published by D. Van Nostrand Company, New York, 1942. 10th Edition. 848 pp. Complete. Profusely illustrated. ** Rebound by George Bayntun. ** Polished, full blue morocco with double gilt rules on front and rear boards. Spine with five raised bands. Compartments with double gilt rules as well as elaborate and detailed designs. Red morocco label with bright gilt title. Spine head and tail as well as corners sharp. Gilt foredges. Extremities near fine. Elaborate dentelles with marbled pastedowns and endpapers. Previous owner’s bookplate on front pastedown as well as embossed stamp on front fly; otherwise no ownership markings. George Bayntun’s bookplate describing how the book was bound and how to care for the book neatly applied to the front endpaper. Text block crisp and clean. Overall, a handsome copy. Trivial external wear and virtually new internally.
Knight's work supplies all the navigation techniques, safety laws, procedures, and maintenance practices needed to make ocean-going trips safe and enjoyable. Equipped with explanations of the effects of weather on ocean travel, recommended ship communications, and the fundamentals of navigation. First published at the turn of the 20th century, this wartime edition was up-dated and published during the first full year the United States fought for the Allies during World War II, including changes and revisions made in June 1941, January 1942, and March 1942.
About the binder: George Bayntun was born and lived in Bath, Somerset, England where he served a book-binding apprenticeship before starting his own book-binding business in Northumberland Place in 1894. He took on a number of London binders in order to raise the standard of craftsmanship in his own bindery and soon afterwards moved the business into larger premises on Walcot Street in Bath. Bayntun adhered to traditional book binding techniques and built a strong relationship with many American dealers. His last years were crowned by the patronage of Queen Mary, who spent the World War II years near Bath. She granted Bayntun’s firm the royal appointment of Bookseller to Her Majesty in 1950.
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