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Author Name:    VILLIERS, Alan

Title:   Way of a Ship : Being Some Account of the Ultimate Development of the Ocean-Going Square-Rigged Sailing Vessel, and the Manner of Her Handling, Her Voyage-Making, Her Personnel, Her Economics, Her Performance, and Her End. First American Edition.

Publisher:    Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1953, 

Seller ID:   109831

VILLIERS, Alan. The Way of a Ship : Being Some Account of the Ultimate Development of the Ocean-Going Square-Rigged Sailing Vessel, and the Manner of Her Handling, Her Voyage-Making, Her Personnel, Her Economics, Her Performance, and Her End. Illustrated with the Author's Photographs, and Diagrams and Drawings by Harold A. Underhill. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953. First Edition. Pp. (12),[xi]-xiv,(2),1-429,(1), + 44 p. of black and white plates. Illustrated. Map endpapers. 8vo, blue cloth, silver decoration tofront and silver lettering to spine. This classic account of seafaring lif e during and after the Age of Sail "beings with a general discussion of theCape Horn ship; then [Villiers] goes on to describe the technicalities of sailing her, how she was rigged, how sailors and officers were recruited, her economics, performance, navigation. There are histories of outstanding ships such as the famous Cutty Sark and the great Flying 'P' line, and of outstanting captains like Robert Hilgendorf, the 'Devil of Hamburg', Boye Petersen, Nissen, Learmont and Woodget. There is a final chapter on the state of Sail today all over the world." - from the dustjacket (not present). Rear board soiled, with last page of index attached to rear board, else a goodcopy. Ex-libris marine historian Stanley Spicer (with his bookplate affixe d to first blank). 20.00


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