Book for the Hammock

By: RUSSELL, W. Clark.

Price: $300.00

Quantity: 1 available


RUSSELL, W. Clark. A Book for the Hammock. London : Chatto and Windus, 1887. Pp (8),[1]-302,(2),[1]-32 (bookseller's catalogue dated April 1887). 8vo,pictorial brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, black lettering to front b oard. “The reader will please regard these papers as the mere whiskings of a petrel's pinions skimming the blue surge of deep waters. The utmost hope of the author goes no further than that here and there something may be found to pleasantly lighten the tedium of a sleepless half-hour in the bunk orhammock, or relieve the dulness of a spell of quarter-deck lounging. The a rticles are reprinted from The Daily Telegraph, The Gentleman's Magazine, The Contemporary Review, and Longman's Magazine. It would have been troublesome to disturb the original text, and some new matter, therefore, has been included in the form of notes.” (Preface). Contents : A Nautical Lament; Superstitions of the Sea; Old Sea Ordnance; The Honour of the Flag; The NavalOfficer's Spirit; Women as Sailors; Fighting Smugglers; Sea Phrases; Then and Now; Costly Shipwrecks; Curiosities of Disasters at Sea; Infernal Machines; Queer Fish; Strange Craft; Mysterious Disappearances; Rich Captures; Peculiarities of Rig; How the Old Navigators Managed; Plates and Rivets; French Smacksmen; Old Sea Customs; Who is Vanderdecken ? Slightly cocked, rubbed, corners bumped, penned name and address to front free endpaper, else very good. 300.00

Title: Book for the Hammock

Author Name: RUSSELL, W. Clark.

Categories: 80,

Publisher: Chatto and Windus, London, 1887,:

Seller ID: 100298

Keywords: NAUTICAL NAVAL UNITED KINGDOM SHIPWRECKS NAVY ROYAL BRITISH ENGLISH ESSAYS LITERATURE,