Percival Marshall, 1st.ed., 1959. Xiv + 145 pp., frontis., + 19 other plates, 35 plans, & 39 photographs. D.j., 23 x 16cm. V.G. A nostalgic and classic account of the twilight days of the commercial coastal sailing vessel which were once counted in their hundreds in the ports and tiny harbours around Britain. These vessels carried their cargoes or sailed to the fishing grounds in a great variety of rigs and types. In this book, the author describes by word, sketch, plan and photograph, such types as the Thames Sailing Barge, Coasting Schooners, Bristol Channel Pilot Cutters, Sailing Trawlers, Plymouth Hookers, Cornish Luggers, Morecambe Bay Prawners, Loch Fyne Skiffs, Emsworth Smacks, plus many other varieties of coastal sail.