Navy blue cloth boards are worn but solid. Inside is fresh and clean with no notes or underlining other than owner's information inside front cover. Includes frontispiece and color plates of flags as well as many illustrations. This edition was changed both in content and order of presentation from previous volumes. From the Foreward: "This Tenth Edition has become necessary by the Navy's adoption of the U.S. Army's drill regulations and the desirability of new type setting for clearness of print." This is the basic handbook for United States Navy personnel, first issued in 1902 to teach new recruits about naval procedures and life and offer a reference for active sailors. It has become the "bible" for Navy personnel, providing information about a wide range of Navy topics. 5-1/8" x 7-5/8" tall.
As written on the inside page: "Jan. 1943, Robert Francis Bell."