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Sixpence for the Wind : A Knot of Nautical Folklore. First Edition, ARCHIBALD, Malcolm ADAMS, Sarah Jane
Author Name:    ARCHIBALD, Malcolm ADAMS, Sarah Jane

Title:   Sixpence for the Wind : A Knot of Nautical Folklore. First Edition

Publisher:    Whittles Publishing, Caithness, Scotland, 1999, ISBN:1870325575 1999

ISBN Number:   1870325575 / 9781870325578

Seller ID:   55291

ARCHIBALD, Malcolm. Sixpence for the Wind : A Knot of Nautical Folklore. With pen and ink drawings by Sarah Jane Adams. (Latheronwheel, Caithness, Scotland) : Whittles Publishing, (1999). First Edition. Pp. (3),iv-viii,(2),3-143,(1). Illustrated. 8vo,art-illustrated blue card covers with grey spine.

"Sixpence for the Wind is an introduction to the hugely untapped field of sea lore, the collected wisdom amd superstition of seafarers

A creator of colourful characters, seafaring has a vast and fascinating history where every voyage could be an adventure. Sixpence for the Wind captures a fragment of that character and adventure, and records some or the fast-fading knowledge. The sea has always contained an element of mystery, from the beckoning horizon to the wonder of the creatures beneath the waves. Man has created monsters from the unknown, and gods from the dark recesses of his own mind. Some lie within the pages of Sixpence for the Wind, waiting to reveal their secrets." - from the rear cover.

Contents :
Introduction.
1. Brass Monkeys and Swinging Cats.
2. The Non-existent.
3. Sea Monsters.
4. The Pirates.
5. Famous Ships.
6. Mermaids.
7. Nicknames.
8. Women at Sea.
9. Neptune, Nereids and a Master Carpenter.
10. The Greenlandsmen.
11. Pressing Jack.
12. The Survivors.
13. Fighting Seamen.
14. Fast Ships.
15. The Explorers.
16. Ghostly Ships and the Devil Sea.
17. Stormy Places.
18. The Superstitious Seaman.
19. Blood Boats and Bucko Mates.
20. Drink and the Seaman.
Glossary.

Very good. 20.00


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