London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co, 1847. Octavo. Item #027399
. 696 pages, index. ads. Published for the professional seaman with notes above the interest for the general public. Ranging on the murder of the captain and part of his crew of the English ship Avon to accounts of exploration, lost vessels, the Royal Naval Female School, the HMS Nemesis and its fight with Borneo pirates. As is the case in most of the annuals, the eventful items including the worse mishaps at sea are covered as well as the deaths, marriages, and births of those in the nautical field. Bound in 3/4 black morocco over green silk cloth raised bands gilt, maroon morocco spine label gilt, all edges marbled. Front inner hinge cracked but holding well with its ropes, some toning or occasional spots of foxing, corners worn or bumped with staining to cloth, previous owner's name to title page.