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TRIPP, H. Alker. Shoalwater and Fairway : The Casual Explorations of a Sailing Man in the Shoal Seas and Tidal Waters of Essex and Kent . By H. Alker Tripp ("Leigh Hoe"). Illustrated by the author. London: John Lane the Bodley Head Limited, (1924). First Printing. Pp. (4),v-x,(2),1-292,(8), frontis., + 15 leaves of monochrome plates. Includes numerous textual illustrations. Map endpapers. 8vo, grey cloth with black borders to boards and spine, black lettering to spine, top edge dyed a deep blue. The author's account of his coastwise cruising adventures in the approaches of the River Thames, about the Essex and Kent coasts, aboard his seven-ton yacht. "The triangle ofsea between Essex and Kent is really on great wilderness of sands and bank s, pierced only by narrow fairways. All these shoals, except at dead low water, are hidden by the sea. The coast is for that reason dangerous; it is reputed to be one of the most dangerous in the world." - from the foreword. Rear inner hinge cracked, slight spine roll, binding intermittently tender,occasional foxing, else vg. From the library of Admiral Hugh Francis Pulle n (with his name and acquisition note to half-title). 65.00
Title: Shoalwater and Fairway : The Casual Explorations of a Sailing Man in the Shoal Seas and Tidal Waters of Essex and Kent. 1st UK.
Publisher: John Lane The Bodley Head, London, 1924,:
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