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, printed amendmets pasted onto initial blank; light offsetting to endpapers, minimal wear; a very good copy; provenance: P&O printed bookplate 'Issued to' pasted inside front cover, filled in R. J. Hewitt, 4th March 1953, carbon copy of typed memorandum concerning navigation near Aden, dated 1954 loosely inserted.
'This Edition entirely cancels all previous editons' printed at foot of title. These are the extremely rare in-house regulations of one of the largest passsenger 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.