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GREENHILL, Basil. The Merchant Schooners : A Portrait of a Vanished Industry, Being a Survey in two volumes of the History of the Small Fore-and-aft Rigged Merchant Sailing Ships of England and Wales in the years 1870-1940, with Something of their Previous History and Subsequent Fate. Newton Abbot :David & Charles, (1968). New and Revised Edition.I: Pp. (4),5-264 + 24 p. of plates; II: Pp. (4),5-259,(1), + 24 p. of plates. Illustrated in black and white. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spines. Toy 4558. Contents: Volume I: 1. A Fragment of Industrial History; 2. The Rise and Fall of the British Merchant Schooner; 3. The Newfoundland Trade (pp. 49-65); 4. The Shape of the Schooners; 5. The Building of the Schooners; 6. Barmen and Bridgewatermen; 7. Owners, Masters and Men. Appendices: I. Account Book ot theSchooner Thetis of Fowey March 1873 - May 1877; II. Cargo book of the Ketc h Alford of Bideford, February 1895 - February 1896; III. Note by Captain W.J. Slade on the setting of gaff topsails. With index. Volume II: 1. The Life on Deep Water; 2. The Coal Trade; 3. The Irish Sea; 4. The Company of Little Ships; 5. The West Country Schooners; 6. The Iron Topsail. Appendices:I. The Later Portmadoc Schooners; II. Autobiographical Note by Captain R. Robinson; III. Note on the plans in these two volumes; IV. Minutes of the Annual General Meeting and Account Book, 1881, of the Knottingley Marine Insurance Society; V. Statement of Rules and Specimen Policy of the Braunton Mutual Insurance Assoc. Ltd; VI. Extract from the Account Book of the Brigantine Elizabeth. With index. Approximately 60 references to Newfoundland andLabrador in the indexes of both volumes. Very good in lightly-edgeworn, sl ightly soiled, unclipped dustjackets. For the set. 70.00
Title: Merchant Schooners. Two Volumes. Second UK Edition in dustjackets.
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