Simper, Robert.


Newton Abbot, 1st ed., 1974. 96 pp., profusely illustrated with photographs. D.j., 24 x 19cm. FINE. Scotland played an important part in the history of sail, both deep-sea and coastal. By the use of Victorian and Edwardian photographs, the author provides glimpses of the clippers of Aberdeen, the square-riggers of Leith and Dundee, the lofty steel barques of the Clyde and the host of coastal sail from the Solway Firth to the Shetlands. Here too are the great Arctic Whalers, the Gabbarts and Trading Smacks ; plus views of seamen and fishermen, ports and harbours, etc. Profusely illustrated with photographs.

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