THE MAKING OF A SAILOR. THE PHOTOGRAPHIC STORY OF SCHOOL-SHIPS UNDER SAIL.

Villiers, Alan J.


£65.00




1st.ed., 1938. 45 (text) + 191 (photo-plate) pp. White hessian ; blue lettering. 25 x 19cm. Nr.FINE. A photographic record kept by the author during the famous circumnavigation of his square-rigger JOSEPH CONRAD, 1934-1936, formerly the old Danish school-ship GEORG STAGE still afloat at Mystic today. The book also forms a record of the 1937 voyage of the new GEORG STAGE. Villiers found the older ship at anchor in Copenhagen, purchased her and renamed her JOSEPH CONRAD. The 191 remarkable photographs show seamen at work and play as the ship sailed round the world ; young cadets learning the art of seamanship and the skills required to handle a square-rigger. There are also external views, pictures taken aloft, deck scenes and dramatic shots taken at sea during a fierce storm. One of Captain Villiers’s excellent pre-war hessian-bound books.


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