Underhill, Harold.


Glasgow, Rep. 1969. Xxix + 303 + (100) pp., frontis, + 100 other photo-plates + 100 sail & rigging plans (many fldg.). D.j., 25 x 18cm. Staffordshire County Library withdrawn stamp on title-page, no other library markings & o/w V.G.+. First published in 1952, this is a highly detailed study of merchant ocean-going sailing vessels of the 19th and early 20th centuries with an account of their design and development. The author describes every type of sailing vessel from the small fore-&-afters, topsail schooners, barquentines, brigs, brigantines and snows ; up to the lofty barques and full-riggers bound round Cape Horn. He also examines in detail their deck fittings, sail plans and rigging. The book is illustrated with 101 photographs and 100 deck and sail plans (many folding) making this work an essential source of reference for ship model-makers and for all who wish to attain a complete knowledge and understanding of the design, construction, fittings and workings of the old commercial sailing vessels.

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