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A complete and universal dictionary of signals for the boats of Her Majesty's fleet: Well adapted for yachts
Lon. , 1850.. Color and b/w lithographed plates. Wilmot, a commander in the Royal Navy, reviews existing signaling methods, employing lithographed pages with colored illustrations to do so. He then proposes vastly expanding the existing “vocabulary” of signals, which hitherto consisted mostly of line of battle commands - these were called “significations” in earlier Royal Navy signal books. He proposes over 9000 boat signals, and a separate set of signals for steamers. Scarce. Not in Craig. Worldcat shows only 2 libraries holding copies of this first edition (the book was reprinted in 1851, 1857, and 1859). Bound in original polished calf with gilt cover illustration of a sailor using the “homograph” system of signaling. Inscribed by the author, November 1849. Light cover wear, VG
      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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