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(SHIPPING.) B., F.

Lose Blätter, enthaltend Fingerzeige für Schifffahrttreibende, gesammelt von F.B.

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Published: Vegesack J. F. Rohr, 1863

Stock Code: 113475

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Notes

Rare first edition of a detailed "guide for skippers", published in Vegesack, the northern district of Bremen, on the Weser river and at the mouth of the river Lesum. Compiled by "F. B.", who remains otherwise unidentified, the work was assembled from information gathered over many years, both by personal experience, as well as from information given by friends and from publications. The compiler invites contributions for future publications, recommending the establishment of a seafarers' company to share information for the benefit and safety of all.
All kinds of information is given, in over 280 separate entries, about ports in Europe, Asia, the Americas, the Pacific Islands, and elsewhere, from Liverpool to Rio de Janeiro and St. Petersburg to Haiti, with advice on currents, winds, customs forms, freight, ballast, routes, rules, regulations, signals, etc.
The large folding plates at the end give an explanation (with examples printed in colour) of signals to be used in the Rio Grande do Sol, a view of Fonseca Bay and the coastline of Cap Rachada in the Malacca Straits, and the entrance to the Cotinguiba river in Brazil.

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Description

Octavo (207 x 130 mm). Contemporary plain half roan and marbled boards, roan tips.

Illustrations

With 2 large lithograph folding plates, one with signals printed in colour, by W. Jöntzen of Bremen; numerous tables in the text.

Condition

Joints cracked but holding firm, spine chipped at head, rubbed at foot and along joints, with some surface loss of the leather, boards lightly worn; some spotting throughout due to poor paper stock, the first folding plate with a small oil stain and a short split along one fold; withal a very good copy.

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