FIRST EDITION, 1934. 84 pp., photographs and other drawings by J. C. Burnie, etc. Blue cloth ; white lettering ; photo of topsail schooner mounted to front board. 19 x 13cm. V.G. Real photograph of the figurehead of the last British brigantine, LADY OF AVENEL, taken in Poole, Dorset in 1960 ' tipped-in. This book records the passing of the English sailing schooner and other vessels of coastal sail. A few years earlier could be counted in great numbers engaged in busy coasting trade around Britain. Vessels described and illustrated here include ALBERT, BALTIC, CYMRIC, DE WADDEN, ENGLISHMAN, FLYING FOAM, GAUNTLET, HAPPY HARRY, IRISH MINSTREL, JANE BANKS, KATIE, LADY OF AVENAL, MARY BARROW, NELLIE BYWATER, QUEEN OF THE WEST, RESULT, SNOWFLAKE, TARRAGONA, UNCLE NED, WATERWITCH and others. These vessels hailed from Dublin, Gloucester, Barnstaple, Chester, Fleetwood, Plymouth, Lancaster, Barrow, Runcorn, Whitehaven, Fowey, and other harbours once alive with such vessels. The DE WADDEN is now preserved in Liverpool of which the author remarks : "To my mind, this ship is the ideal type of British coasting schooner". A post-war edition in card covers was published in 1948. This is a copy of the original hardback edition of 1934 with a figurehead photograph tipped-in.