ARGOSY OF SAIL. A PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY OF SAIL.

Hawkins, Clifford W.


£45.00




1st.ed., Auckland, 1980. 184 pp., almost 200 sepia photographs. D.j., 28 x 22cm. Nr.FINE. A photographic record and tribute to the vast range and variety of sailing vessels from the primitive catamarans of the Negombo fishermen of Sri Lanka, to the sophisticated square-riggers of the clipper-ship era. The book contains almost 200 photographs collected over the course of nearly 50 years spent 'pursuing sailing ships with a camera'. As well as capturing vessels large and small under sail, the author provides on-board photographs of crews working their ships with fine portraits of men of the sea. Includes square-riggers owned by Gustav Erikson before the Second World War.


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