Green cloth covered book, a little faded on the front and back, more faded on the spine which has gilt titles. The cover is in very good condition with no bumping to the corners or the ends of the spine. Internally the book is clean, bright and tightly bound. The paper is quite light weight but the book is heavy as it is very thick. The subject of the book is ship operation and is divided into sections covering: ship building, ship stability, electricity and magnetism, cargo work, seamanship, meteorology, compass work, business for ship masters and collision rules. It is fully illustrated with charts, maps, tables, formulae and graphs.