Book for the Hammock

By: RUSSELL, W. Clark.

Price: $200.00

Quantity: 1 available


RUSSELL, W. Clark. A Book for the Hammock. London : Chatto and Windus, 1887. Pp (8),[1]-302,(2). 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, gilt lettering within a circular rope design to front board. “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 or hammock, or relieve the dulness of a spell of quarter-deck lounging. The articles are reprinted from TheDaily Telegraph, The Gentleman's Magazine, The Contemporary Review, and Lo ngman'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 Naval Officer'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 ? Light wear to spine ends and corners, penned name, else very good. 200.00

Title: Book for the Hammock

Author Name: RUSSELL, W. Clark.

Categories: 80,

Publisher: Chatto and Windus, London, 1887,:

Seller ID: 104788

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