c1905 SUPERB, EXHAUSTIVE, ORIGINAL FOUR [4] VOLUME SET OF MANUSCRIPT BOOKS FILLED WITH SHIP'S LORE, SAILOR'S LINGO AND ALL MANNER OF SAILING WISDOM GARNERED FROM OVER 400 YEARS OF BRITISH NAVY EXPERIENCE

By: GILGUY?

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On offer is a superb, original late 19th early 20th Century manuscript relic of lore and knowledge of life lived at sea contained within four [4] volumes handwritten by an author identified only as 'Gilray' who proves to be a vastly knowledgeable and dedicated historian of ship's lore, sailor's lingo and all matters relating to life at sea. As the introduction states: "To keep old memories fresh and to prevent the old sailing days from passing into the realms of things that Were, and to make the reading of Sea yarns more interesting to readers"; "Sailors love to coin words for Everybody and Everything"; "More for the guidance of readers of Sea Yarns than professional sailors"; "Know there are mistakes and more names that have not come my way and have forgotten"; "A Glossary of Sea Terms used in the Naval Services. Marines and by Longshoreman"; ROYAL NAVY; By "Gilguy" c1905. [Intriguingly there is another name with address in Volume 3: Allan Yeats, 25 Maldon Walk Woodford Essex - though unlikely denoting ownership or authorship we conclude.] Included is an A-Z of Naval Terms, in uniformed bindings. With Historical Information dating back to the 17th Century giving an overall and Complete Guide to all things Naval, with facts, terms, historical figures, ships, and information such as "Why is it bad luck for a woman to be onboard a ship". Each word highlighted in red with explanation in blue. Indexed as: Volume 1: A To FID 183 pages; Volume 2: FID To MUS 186 pp; Volume 3: MUS to STA 189 pp; Volume 4: STA To Z 130 pp. 9" x 5.75" 4 Volume set in uniform cloth bindings. VG.

Title: c1905 SUPERB, EXHAUSTIVE, ORIGINAL FOUR [4] VOLUME SET OF MANUSCRIPT BOOKS FILLED WITH SHIP'S LORE, SAILOR'S LINGO AND ALL MANNER OF SAILING WISDOM GARNERED FROM OVER 400 YEARS OF BRITISH NAVY EXPERIENCE

Author Name: GILGUY?

Categories: 20th Century Rare Book, Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 20th Century Manuscript,

Publisher: England, 1905

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Manuscript

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 0002597

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