THE NORFOLK WHERRY : ITS CONSTRUCTION, EVOLUTION AND HISTORY. TIMBERS OF OAK, GRACEFUL OF FORM, DESIGNED FROM THE HEART.

Green, G. Colman.


£75.00




Geo. R. Reeve, Wymondham, Norfolk, 2nd ed., revised, 1953. Xi + 50 + (iv) + 12 (Supplement) pp., frontis., + 14 other plates + 26 drawings & diagrams (1 fldg.). Blue boards ; black lettering. 23 x 15cm. Slight discolouring of binding o/w V.G. First published by the Model Yachting Association in 1937, this revised post-war edition contains added illustrations. For over a hundred years the Norfolk wherry sailed Norfolk's marshes, broads and rivers ; no Broadland scene was complete without a graceful wherry carrying goods along smooth inland waters of Norfolk and Suffolk. In this book the construction, fittings, rig and sails, are examined, described and illustrated. A Supplement of 14 halftone engravings, plus 26 drawings, etc., make this particularly useful for model-makers. The author also provides local nautical terms, a list of contemporary wherries, and tales of the Norfolk Broads. SCARCE.


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