The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers
A record of the Secret Service recently achieved
London: Adlard Coles Ltd, 1974. A lof sailing in this novel published originally at the turn of nineteenth century. Some espionage. Erskine Childers was executed, poor fellow, for spying. Hardcover edition of this classic as it appeared in this great series, The Mariners Library.