Tall Ships Pass : The Story of The Last Years of Deepwater Square-rigged Sail, embodying therein the History and detailed Description of the Finnish Four-Masted Steel Barque Herzogin Cecilie. 1st US, no dj

By: DERBY, W.L.A. LUBBOCK, Basil, intro.

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DERBY, W.L.A. The Tall Ships Pass : The Story of The Last Years of Deepwater Square-rigged Sail, embodying therein the History and detailed Description of the Finnish Four-Masted Steel Barque Herzogin Cecilie. Illustrated by 96 photographs and with drawings reproduced from the original scale-plans of the barque. With an Introduction by Basil Lubbock. London: Jonathan Cape / New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1937. First U.S. Edition (with "Scribners" on spine). Pp. (8),9-415,(1) + 64 p of plates + 4 ship plans (3 fldg).Large 8vo, blue cloth with gilt decoration to front and gilt letternig to spine. Herzogin Cecilie, wrecked off Bolt Head in 1936. In the first part "the author surveys the rise and decline of the square-rig from the old wooden East Indiamen to the modern steel sail-freighter, describes the Australian grain trade under sail, the famous Erikson fleet, and the life and work of the 'sailor of the sail' [...] Mr Basil Lubbock is right in speaking of Mr Derby's book as a 'valuable addition to the bibliography of sail'." - dj. Book One : The Passing of the Deepwater Square-Rigger. Chapters : 1. Fifty Years of Sail Development; 2. The Survival of Sail; 3. The Sailor of the Sail - As He Exists To-Day. Book Two : The Description and History of the Herzogin Cecilie. Chapters : 1. The Hull - Its Conception, Construction and Design; 2. 'Watch on Deck' - The Lay-Out and Fittings of the Open Deck Spaces; 3. 'Watch Below' - Accommodation and Cargo Spaces; 4. 'Laying Aloft' - The Top-Hamper and Its Manipulation; 5. 'Under Two Flags' - The Story of Herzogin Cecilie.; 6. 'Sic Transit Gloria Maris' - The Loss of Herzogin Cecilie. With appendices, addendum, corrigenda. Browning to endpapers, gift inscription to ffep, light spotting to fore-edge, else very good. Lacking dj. With errata slip tipped in. 200.00

Title: Tall Ships Pass : The Story of The Last Years of Deepwater Square-rigged Sail, embodying therein the History and detailed Description of the Finnish Four-Masted Steel Barque Herzogin Cecilie. 1st US, no dj

Author Name: DERBY, W.L.A. LUBBOCK, Basil, intro.

Categories: 78,

Publisher: Charles Scribner's, 1937,:

Seller ID: 96208

Keywords: NAUTICAL SAIL MERCANTILE GRAIN RACE AUSTRALIA HERZOGIN CECILIE,