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DOWN EASTERS: American Deep-water Sailing Ships, 1869-1929

by Lubbock Basil

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Glasgow and Boston: Brown, Son and Ferguson for Charles E. Lauriat Company, 1929. First edition. The original first issue English sheets with a title-page printed for Mr. Lauriat. Both issues were released by the publisher at the same time. With a profusion of illustrations, photographs and plans, some folding. Royal 8vo, publisher’s original bright royal blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in blind on the upper cover, with beautifully decorated cartographic end-papers, t.e.g.. xvi, 285 including the appendix and index pp. A fine copy, bright and fresh. BECOMING SCARCE IN FIRST EDITION AND ESPECIALLY SO IN SUCH NICE CONDITION.
Whether your looking for Barquentines, Schooners or Ketches, hove down or Bristol shape, from Honolulu to South Street, this well illustrated book covers all aspects of American Sailing in its final days before obedient steam would sweep these Great Ladies off of our oceans forever. Authored by one of the greatest of all writers of naval history.



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