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The Way of a Ship by Alan Villiers

The Way of a Ship by Alan Villiers

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The Way of a Ship

The Story of the Square-rigged Cape Horner

by Alan Villiers

Hodder and Stoughton, 1954, [First Edition], black and white photographic plates, line drawings, illustrated endpapers (maps), hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, price-clipped dustjacket in fair condition, in two pieces, reinforced on the reverse in some places, rubbed, chipped and small tears, discoloured   (see photographs)

“This magnificent work on the history, development and ultimate fate of eh Cape Horner, the big square-rigged sailing ship now ousted from the sea routes of the world, will remain a reference book for all time.  It is for the student seeking detailed knowledge, for those knowledgeable in the ways of sail, and, not least, for the general public…
He explains the intricacies of the square-rigged ship, the handling of it under sail at every stage, the things he has seen done with Cape Horn ships, the things he has done himself, especially in the Joseph Conrad.”


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