Practical Boat Sailing: A Concise And Simple Treatise on the Management of Small Boats and Yachts Under All Conditions, with Explanatory Chapters On Ordinary Sea-Manoeuvres, and the use of Sails, Helm, and Anchor, and advice as to what is proper to be done in Different Emergencies; supplemented by a short Vocabulary of Nautical Terms. - Douglas Frazar 1879 - Lee and Shepard, Boston - First Edition A very early little compilation of useful knowledge for small boat sailors in America by Brigadier General Douglas Frazar ‘Formerly Fourth Officer of the steamship “Atlantic,” Master of the bark “Maryland,” and Commander of the yacht “Fenimore Cooper” in the Northern Seas of China and Japan.

Frazer founded the trading house of Frazar & Co. in Shanghai, later a cofounder of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai (1915).

Illustrated with in-text vignettes, charts, and frontispiece plate of a mariner’s compass.
  Douglas Frazar (1836-96) - educated in Boston and Paris, France. At 18 he went to sea aboard the steamship “Atlantic” traveling between Boston and Liverpool. On his second voyage he travelled to San Francisco, Shanghai and then London, circumnavigating the globe. In 1858 he became the captain of the barque “Maryland” which went to China to open a trading house in Shanghai – Frazar & Co., operated for many years by Everett Frazar. At the outbreak of the Civil War Douglas Frazar returned to the United States and became Major of the 13th New York Calvary. He was later a Colonel of a South Carolina black regiment. At the end of the war he was brevetted Brigadier General. After the war, Douglas worked for the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands.

Reference: Toy,
Adventures Afloat 2111.
Small (15.4 x 10.8 cm) pp. [2] 142. In publisher’s brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front board lettered and decorated in black, with vignette of boat, rear board with double black fillet border, patterned endpapers.
  Condition: Internally fine, in near fine cloth binding, small spot of rubbing to front board, and light rubbing to spine ends and corners.   Ref: 108216   Price: HK$ 1,300