SHIPPING - Regulations, Instructions and Advice for Officers in the Service of Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company. London, 122 Leadenhall Street, 1952.
Small 8vo. Original green pebble-grained leather imitation cloth, ruled in blind, front cover lettered in gilt and with the P&O logo in gilt; pp. x, 29, [4, blank], 30-36, [4, blank], 37-44, [4, blank], 45-48, [4, blank], 49-56, [4, blank], 57-62, [4, blank], 63-64, [2, blank], 65-73, [4, blank], 74-75, [2, blank], 76-77, [2, blank], 78-90, pp. 10, 43 and 87 with printed revisions tipped in with sellotape; light offsetting to endpapers, minimal wear; a very good copy; provenance: P&O printed bookplate 'Issued to' pasted inside front cover, filled in R. E. Horne, 3rd March 1953.
'This Edition entirely cancels all previous editions' printed at foot of title. These are the extremely rare in-house regulations of one of the largest passenger transport and shipping companies. The ethos, aims, conduct (smoking, drinking, wives, gambling, 'discretion in talk'), rules for navigation, treatment of passengers, health and safety, are prescribed in this book, which was not to be seen by outsiders. On the verso of the title is the printed note This book is the property of the Company and is to be returned to the Dock Superintendent when an officer leaves the service.
COPAC locates a single copy, in the National Maritime Museum.