The Nautilus Library no. 22: 'Clear Lower Deck' - An Intimate Study of the Men of the Royal Navy by Sidney Knock
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The 'Nautilus Library' begun in the 1920s, and built up to more than thirty volumes. A few were given slightly different titles but most were classic nautical works issued in a pocket sized edition by Philip Allan, who owned the copyright to many of the original editions.

'CLEAR LOWER DECK'

AN INTIMATE STUDY OF THE MEN OF THE ROYAL NAVY

BY SIDNEY KNOCK

First published 1932 by PHILIP ALLAN & CO. LTD, London
NAUTILUS LIBRARY No.22 1933 by PHILIP ALLAN & CO. LTD

 

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Number 22

The Nautilus Library no. 22: 'Clear Lower Deck' - An Intimate Study of the Men of the Royal Navy by Sidney Knock: Dust wrapper worn, torn, rubbed and, particularly the spine, sunned. Click to see larger image.

A full-size facsimile wrapper which is available free on request with purchase.

Shiny blue cloth bound book with discoloured gilt lettering and decoration a little lackluster to spine. Boards clean with corners sharp - nautilus bright.  Pages exceptionally clean and bright with neat rough cut edges. No foxing No inscriptions. Condition at least VERY GOOD and contents excellent. Dust wrapper worn, torn, rubbed and, particularly the spine, sunned.
Price £15.00 plus postage

ANOTHER COPY: Spine and boards whilst clean are a little dull and there is some foxing to first and last few pages and long edge of page block but contents mostly clear. Condition is still about VERY GOOD. No original wrapper but facsimile available free on request.
Price £12.00 plus postage

189 pages. Volumes are 115 mm. wide; 175 tall and about 18 mm. thick. Weight unwrapped approximately 220 grams.

Blurb

'Clear Lower Deck' - An Intimate Study of the Men of the Royal Navy by Sidney Knock is an excellent source for details of a Royal Navy sailor's life on the lower deck. The author had served with a certain pride and was part of a growing movement that only wanted to improve and raise standards in a service in which social conditions lagged behind post Great War expectations. The first edition is now very scarce.

The Nautilus Library no. 22: 'Clear Lower Deck' - An Intimate Study of the Men of the Royal Navy by Sidney Knock: Shiny blue cloth bound book with discoloured gilt lettering and decoration a little lacklustre to spine. Boards clean with corners sharp - nautilus bright. . Condition at least VERY GOOD and contents excellent.

The Nautilus Library no. 22: 'Clear Lower Deck' - An Intimate Study of the Men of the Royal Navy by Sidney Knock: Pages exceptionally clean and bright with neat rough cut edges. No foxing No inscriptions, contents excellent. Dust wrapper worn, torn, rubbed and, particularly the spine, rubbed. Remove cursor to revert to image of title page superimposed on front board.

CONTENTS

FOREWORD

Chapter:

  1. OLD GRIEVANCES
  2. DOING BRIGS
  3. LOWER DECK RATINGS
  4. SAILOR WAYS
  5. ENGINE-ROOM RATINGS
  6. MEN AND MACHINES
  7. THE NAVAL STOKER
  8. DISCIPLINE
  9. PUNISHMENTS
  10. UNIFORMS
  11. `CHIPPY CHAPS'
  12. COOKS AND CANTEENS
  13. DIVISIONS AND
    DIVERSIONS

 

 

Chapter:

  1. UTILITY MEN
  2. DHOBIE WALLAHS
  3. GAMBLING
  4. NAVAL PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
  5. COMRADESHIP
  6. SWEETHEARTS
  7. LOWER DECK POLITICS
  8. HOSPITALITY
  9. RUM
  10. RELIGION
  11. PADRES AND DOCTORS

CONCLUSION
A SELECTION OF LOWER DECK TERMS


 

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