Bluenose. First Edition in dustjacket, double-signed, with brochure

By: BACKMAN, Brian and Phil

Price: $45.00

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BACKMAN, Brian and Phil BACKMAN. Bluenose. Toronto / Montreal : McClelland and Stewart Limited, (1965). First Edition. Pp (8),9-112. Double column. Illustrated. 4to, turquoise cloth, black lettering to spine, black Bluenose vignette to front board. Toy 1632, Spadoni & Donnelly 1764. Contents: Prologue by Jack Brayley; Proud Harbour; Still Water Astern; Stepping a Legend; Epilogue; MacAskill: Lens Fog of an Era. "Most ships are remembered chiefly for single moments of glory of tragedy - feat of battle, a mutiny perhaps, or even for the manner of their death. Not so the Bluenose! Alone among thegreat vessels of the past, she carved her image steadily and deeply, and s he is recalled not for the manner of her death, but in spite of it. How thesaltbank schooner sailedr her way to fame, bringing glory to her home port of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; how she raced into a people's heart; how she be came the only ship in modern history to emblazon a nation's coinage, all this is told in a way that will enthrall even the reader who has never set foot on board ship. But this, too, is the story of her rebirth, of how she came back from oblivion because of the determination of old admirers to transform a dream - for dream it was - into the reality of a full-sized replica,Bluenose II the tall-masted beaty which exists today. The amazing saga of the ship what would not die is lavishly illustrated with photographs, including a portfolio drawn from the files of the late W.R. MacAskill, surely the greatest of marine photographer of them all." - from front dj flap. Vg inedgeworn dj. Signed by both Backmans on the ffep. With promotional brochur e for the volume laid in at front. 45.00

Title: Bluenose. First Edition in dustjacket, double-signed, with brochure

Author Name: BACKMAN, Brian and Phil

Categories: 888,

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart, Toronto / Montreal, 1965,:

Seller ID: 86075

Keywords: NAUTICAL NOVA SCOTIA CANADA LUNENBURG SHIPBUILDING BLUENOSE SCHOONERS SCHOONER RACING HISTORY,