London: Edward Arnold, 1899. First edition. Hardcover. 29pp. Duodecimo [19.5 cm] Red cloth over boards with black ink stamping. With 29 pages of publisher's adverts at the rear. Some uncut pages. The spine ends are bumped, and there is a large rubbed area on the front board. Good +. Item #49617
A book written with the aim of illustrating some of the causes why British seamen gradually drifted out of the Mercantile Marine, and sought employment in other paths of life.