2 Vols., Brighton, 1st.eds., 1976 & 1981. Vol. I : Xxii + 330 pp., 407 photo-ills (some tinted) ; pict. e.p's. Vol. II : Xxii + 473 pp., 525 photo-ills (some tinted) ; pict. e.p's. Both volumes in d.j.'s, 25 x 19cm. Bookplate to vol. I. Bookplate to Vol. II partly removed o/w FINE. Volume I signed by Frank G. G. Carr & his obituary (1991) tipped in. The first volume of this delightful photographic record of sailing vessels large and small is now scarce. The two volumes combined contain no less than 932 photographs of every conceivable type of sailing vessel from all over the world – from majestic deep-sea square-riggers to humble native river craft. The photographs are accompanied by a detailed and authoritative narrative written by leading scholars in the field of sail, and by others who have had first-hand experience of a tough way of sea-life that has almost completely disappeared. These two handsome volumes are a treasure chest for those who appreciate both the beauty of sail and fine photography. With the signature of Frank Carr (1903-1991).