Beaufort of the Admiralty : The Life of Sir Francis Beaufort 1774-1857. First British Edition in dustjacket

By: BEAUFORT, Francis, Sir). FRIENDLY, Alfred FRIENDLY, Alfred

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(BEAUFORT, Francis, Sir). FRIENDLY, Alfred. Beaufort of the Admiralty : TheLife of Sir Francis Beaufort 1774-1857. London : Hutchinson, (1977). First UK Edition. Pp 362 + [8] pp of plates to text. Illustrated with maps to pa stedown and maps and diagrams to text. 8vo, black cloth. "To yachtsmen, thename "Beaufort" signifies the international scale of wind force. To Crypto graphers, it identifies a famous cypher. [...] Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort's greatest achievements were the revitalization of the Hydrographic Officeand the perfecting the Admiralty Chart, a standard for accuracy from the 1 830s to the present day. Some of his own survey's made more than 170 years ago, are still the official authority." -from the dust jacket. Slightly cocked, some light dampstaining to upper and lower edges of boards, ow vg in lightly wrinkled, dampstained (same edges as boards) and price-clipped dj. 40.00

Title: Beaufort of the Admiralty : The Life of Sir Francis Beaufort 1774-1857. First British Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: BEAUFORT, Francis, Sir). FRIENDLY, Alfred FRIENDLY, Alfred

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Hutchinson, London , 1997, ISBN:0091285003:

Seller ID: 65999

Keywords: NAUTICAL NAVAL HYDROGRAPHY SCIENCE WIND BEAUFORT SCALE BIOGRAPHY BIOGRAPHIES BRITISH NAVY RN HISTORY CARTOGRAPHY UNITED KINGDOM,