The Marconi International Maritime Communication Company Limited. GENERAL ORDERS

By: Marconi International Maritime Communication Company Limited, The

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Maroon-red boards with Black titling to the front cover only. The cloth to the spine, which looks to have been plain, has been mostly re-glued together with the under cloth showing through here and there, with faint hand-written lettering on it, reading downwards = 'General Orders 1913'. The spine is poor. The boards are patchy/discoloured and cloth 'bubbled' in some areas but overall are sound and complete front and back. Outer hinges good, inner hinges splitting. There Is a small circular label with lettering & numbers on, on the top front corner, stained /torn (but the same - P873 - written clearly on the top of the title page. A red wax seal with intertwined letters (CI? CE? ) is stamped on the seal, which is between the title 'General Orders' and 'Marconi House...' at the foot of the front cover. There is a small raised bumping of the cloth near the inner foot of the front cover, and then a light brown stain which runs from the bottom of the front cover through the bottom of the text to the end, affecting only the bottom of the blank margin of all the pages in a small semi circle (average 0.7 cms) . Otherwise internally the front free endpaper has a page of pencil notes, and the front free endpaper has the former owner's name in old ink - crossed through in the same hand/ink, and 'room 13' in the same hand written below that. There is also a small circular (2.5 cms diam) faded /rubbed stamp next to the name and this appears about 6 times throughout the book - it's difficult to read the stamp but I think it says something like 'Marconis Wireless Telegraph Co Ltd'. The whole book is interleaved with plain paper leaves and I assumed originally that this interleaving was the work of the late Joanna Greenlaw from whom I bought this book, as she was using this book when writing her books, and the pencil notes on the front pastedown are hers I'm sure. Joanna's formative years were as a male naval radio officer (and had a gender change later) , she was then known to many Marconi Marine ex-employees as Paul Lintzgy, where he dealt with the activities of Marconi Radio Officers. She wrote “The Swansea Copper Barques and Cape Horners”, and she lectured worldwide on many subjects. There is however one stamp on one of the leaves of plain paper, so I think the interleaving must have been put in earlier. The name crossed out on the front endpaper is, I'm sure, that of George Turnbull, Deputy Manager of the Marconi International Marine Communication Company. The date pasted on to foot of the Title page is '1st September 1913', but there is no date underneath the label to obscure, and Marconi House became the Headquarters of the Marconi Companies in 1912. So whether this was the First issue of their General Orders ready for updating I don't know? From research the General Orders seem to have been first done in 1902, but in what form? Again ? . There are 141 pages including the Index PLUS all the plain interleaves. At the end of the book there are 3 fold-out Appendices - being Abstract tables showing "Traffic accepted for Transmission during the voyage/month ending 31st July 1913" for (1) S. S. Brittanic Station. (2) same Station - but for 'Retransmission' and (3) same - but 'Traffic Received for Delivery'. Contents cover: - General Instructions; Ships Discipline; Care of Apparatus; Inspecting of Stations; Clerical Duties; Telegraphic Duties; Accounts, Salary and Personal; Duties in Home & Foreign Ports; Signaling, Method of; Classification of Traffic; Acceptance of Traffic; International Charges; Accounting; Forms and Their Uses; Abstracts; Regulation of Traffic; Special Arrangements. Internally, apart from the issues noted above, the book is Very Good, Clean, Tight and Bright. RARE. See IMAGES; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Associated

Title: The Marconi International Maritime Communication Company Limited. GENERAL ORDERS

Author Name: Marconi International Maritime Communication Company Limited, The

Categories: Science & Engineering, Transport. Railways. Motoring, Radio. Wireless. TV. Assoc., Reference & Law, Naval/Maritime,

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Publisher: London, Marconi House, Strand,: 1913

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fair with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 114610

Keywords: The Marconi International Maritime Communication Company Limited GENERAL ORDERS Contents Cover: - General Instructions; Ships Discipline; Care Of Apparatus; Inspecting Of Stations; Clerical Duties; Telegraphic Duties; Accounts, Salary And Personal; Duties In Home & Foreign Ports; Signaling, Method Of; Classification Of Traffic; Acceptance Of Traffic; International Charges; Accounting; Forms And Their Uses; Abstracts; Regulation Of Traffic; Special Arrangements. The Name Crossed Out On The Front Endpaper Is, I'm Sure, That Of George Turnbull, Deputy Manager Of The Marconi International Marine Communication Company. The Date Pasted On To Foot Of The Title Page Is '1st September 1913 Former Owner Joanna Greenlaw Who Was Paul Lintzgy Former Radio Officer.