Sailing directions for the Arabian Gulf: editor's proof copy

(Edgell, J. A. [ed.]). Persian Gulf Pilot. Comprising the Persian Gulf and its approaches, from Ras al Hadd, in the South-West, to Cape Monze, in the East. Ninth edition. All bearings are true. Includes: Supplement No. 3 - 1946 relating to the Persian Gulf Pilot, Ninth edition, 1942 corrected to 17th August 1946.

London, Hydrographic Department, Admiralty / Lowe & Brydone, 1942.

8vo. (2), XXVI, 286, (2) pp. With several maps and plates. Original cloth with modern black leather spine. Supplement: 16 pp. Original wrappers.


Important and detailed navigational manual of the Gulf coast, including the rare 1946 supplement. The chapter on Trucial Oman contains among others photos of the coastel profiles Yas Island and a represantation of Abu Dhabi Fort.

Also includes copious information on politics, population, languages, trade, currencies, pearl fishery, meteorological information (climate, winds, weather, temperature, humidity), as well as currents, tides, communications and other miscellaneous information.

Only two copies in auction records of the past decades. Supplement has note on cover: "whenever reference is made to the pilot (1942), this supplement must be consulted".


With manuscript red ink corrections for the 1955 tenth edition throughout, probably by that issue's editor, Royal Navy Commander F. N. Shearme.


Cloth covers a little rubbed, spine rebacked.


Hydrographic Office Publication 158. OCLC 807872995. Cf. Wilson 171.