In Cabined Ships at Sea: Fifty Years of the Seafarers Education Service - Ronald HopeLondon: Published for the Seafarers Education Service by George G. Harrap & Co., 1969, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper lightly scuffed and marked with the price clipped.
Signed, dated and dedicated by the author, on the pastedown - without provenance. Includes: Black & white photographs on individual leaves; Frontispiece; Appendices (3);
From the cover: “‘Albert Mansbridge was seventy when I first met him’, writes Dr Hope in the opening paragraph of In Cabined Ships at Sea. ‘He had given me lunch at the Athenaeum and I was seeing him off from Marylebone station. As we sat together for five minutes in a fairly full compartment in the train, he proceeded to demonstrate how each morning he took a bath in grace…’
Thus began the unique story of the Seafarers Education Service and College of the Sea, part of the story of British adult education and part of the history of the Merchant Navy. Since 1919 the Seafarers Education Service has sent 8,000,000 books to British merchant ships (including forty borrowed by Robin Knox-Johnson for his solo voyage round the world while on extended leave from the British India Steam Navigation Company). It has also helped thousands of seafarers to make good use of their leisure time — in Walt Whitman’s ‘cabined ships at sea’.”