Title:Songs of the Sea : The Tales and Tunes of Sailors and Sailing Ships. First American Edition in dustjacket
Publisher:  McGraw-Hill, New York, 1977, ISBN:0070311382 1977
ISBN Number: 0070311382 / 9780070311381
Seller ID: 16518
HUGILL, Stan. Songs of the Sea : The Tales and Tunes of Sailors and Sailing Ships . New York : McGraw-Hill Book Company, (1977). First American Edition. Pp (4),-198,(2). Double column. Illustrated throughout. Large 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to front and spine.
Stanley James Hugill (b. November 19, 1906, Hoylake, Cheshire – d. May 13, 1992, Aberystwyth, Wales) was a British folk music performer, artist and sea music historian, known as the "Last Working Shantyman" and described as the "20th century guardian of the tradition".
" Songs of the Sea is a history for sailors, for songsters, for anyonewho is moved by the poetry of a tall ship under sail - moved to wonder. To wonder what life was really like for the men who sailed those lovelv ships when the only way to trade across the seven seas was to be blown across, or blown to glory." from the dj.
Sections : Historical Introduction The Age of Sail and Songs, 1818-1920s Outward and Homeward Bound Sailors, Their Work, Grouses and Demise Ports, Harlots, Shanghaiing and Pressgangs Sailors' Girls: Faithful and Faithless Whalers, Fishermen, Smugglers and Pirates Danger and Violence; Ships (Factual and Otherwise) Sailors' Food and Drink Superstition, Customs and Pidgin. With bibliography, glossary, and song index.
Very good, lovely copy in unclipped dustjacket. 75.00