BIDDLECOMBE, George, Capt. PENTECOST, Ernest H., Capt. (introduction by)
Title: Art of Rigging. green cloth
Publisher:  Marine Research Society, 1925,
Seller ID: 54136
BIDDLECOMBE, George, Capt. R.N. The Art of Rigging : Containing an Explanation of Terms and Phrases and the Progressive Method of Rigging Expressly Adapted for Sailing Ships. With an introduction by Capt. Ernest H. Pentecost,R.N.R. Salem, Massachusetts: Marine Research Society, 1925. Pp 155, including frontispiece, tables to rear +  pp of plates. 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to spine.
"This work...is believed by modern experts to be the best manual ever produced on rigging the sailing ship". -from the Preface.
Included in the Contents: Part I. Alphabetical Explanation of the Terms and Phrases Used in Rigging; Part II. Directions for the Performance of Operations Incidental to Rigging; and for Preparing It On Shore; Part III. Progressive Method of Rigging Ships; Part IV. Description of Reeving the Running Rigging and Bending the Sails, [and] Description of the Rigging of Brigs, Yachts, and Small Vessels; Part V. [Tables].
Cocked, rubbed, light fraying to spine ends, bumping to top corners, cracking at half title and between pp 86-87, ow vg. 45.00