COOTE, John O., (ed.).
Title: Norton Book of The Sea. Book Club Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  W.W. Norton & Company, New York / London, 1989, ISBN:0393027783
Seller ID: 89801
COOTE, John O., (ed.). The Norton Book of The Sea. Introduction by Hammond Innes. New York / London : W.W. Norton & Company, (1989). Book-of-the-MonthClub Edition. Pp (4),v-xiv,-406,(4). Index. 8vo, grey cloth spine, blue paper-covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. Captain John Oldham Coote, R.N..(ret'd), (b. 1921 - d. June 11, 1993), writer and yachtsman. This is the same as The Faber Book of the Sea : An Anthology. Contents : Prologue (What It Is All About – Wind and Waves – The Sea's Mysteries). Captains and Crews (Jolly Jack – Ashore or Afloat – Admirals – Captains and Masters – Selection and Training – Midshipmen – Selecting an Ocean-Racing Crew – Discipline – Prize-Money – Taking Care of Jack). The Dark Side (Cape Horn – Disasters – Gales – Survival). The Lighter Side. Far Horizons (Exploration – LoneSailors – Cruising – Navigation). Sweethearts and Wives (Jack's Molls – 'W ives Afloat' – A Victorian Hostess Sails Around the World – A Honeymoon Cruise in a 24-ft Ocean-Racer – The Captain's Lightning Courtship). Trade in Peacetime (Immigration Ships – The Golden Age of Sail – Fishing on the GrandBanks – Trading Under Sail – Smuggling). War at Sea (Anti-Submarine Warfar e – Submarines – Surface Battles). Penned date, else very good in nicked dustjacket. 12.50