I really like Basic Seamanship and Navigation. by Edmund A GIbson.
It’s from 1951, found it in a used book store. I credit the book as helping me getting promoted from AB to third mate when I was sailing with MSC. The mate came up to me one day and asked me if I had a book on seamanship with me, captain wanted to know.
I gave the mate my copy to give the the captain. Got it back a couple days later. Got promoted to third mate a week or two after that.
From the preface:
Pulled it out the other day to use the glossary of sea terms.