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THE DOWN EASTERS American Deep-Water Sailing Ships 1869 - 1929

by Lubbock, Basil

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket

Glasgow: Brown, Son & Ferguson. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1980. First Edition. Hardcover. 0851741126; This is a heavy book and is not eligible for Priority , Air or International under standard fees. The otherwise clean, sound, and unworn binding has scores of tiny, tiny lighter specks. Very minor edge soil/foxing. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. DJ, with original price listed, is not much to look at, but it provides plenty of protection and information. ; Fourth Printing of the First Edition, 1980. Originally published in 1929. 7-1/4 x 9-5/8", XVI + 288pp. Medium Blue cloth, bright silver spine lettering. HISTORY. "This book gives a history of these ships which have long been known to seafarers under two names - the Down Easters, indicating their origin, and the Cape Horners, showing their chief trading route, around Cape Horn. In order to round up this history of the last days of America's saling marine, an Appendix is added describing the many European-built square-riggers which ended their days under the Stars and Stripes. In the appendix will be found a register giving the measurements and tonnage of all ships mentioned in the text...Good photographs of these ships are very rare and hard to find these days and the numerous illustrations, therefore, should be of special interest. " Map on front endpapers. , dawings of 12 sailing ships on the back endpapers. Index. Scores of b/w photos. Four fold-out plans. The Chapters: The San Francisco grain trade; Bully captains, bucko mates, and Cape Horn shellbacks; The clipper in the Cape Horn trade; Down Easters of the seventies; The Down Easters of the eighties; the Down Easters of the Nineties; The Last of America's sqare-riggers; Appendixes: Register of Amercan Built Ships; The Searsport Captains; YOUNG AMERICA, Complete list of passges; Cape Horn passages of DAVID CROCKETT; Abstract log of ship GLORY OF THE SEAS; Foreign built American ships; PAUL JONES, an early Down Easter. ; A .
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 45521
  • Title: THE DOWN EASTERS American Deep-Water Sailing Ships 1869 - 1929
  • Author: Lubbock, Basil
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good in Good dust jacket
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0851741126
  • ISBN 13: 9780851741123
  • Publisher: Brown, Son & Ferguson
  • Place: Glasgow
  • Date published: 1980
  • Subjects: EDUCATION / History;



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