DOWN WEST. EXTRACTS FROM THE LOG-BOOK OF A SINGLE-HANDER.

Willyams, H. V.


£30.00




Imray, Laurie, Norie & Wilson, 1st.ed., 1902. 156 + 2 (advt.) pp., frontis + 16 other sketches & 4 maps (all fldg.). Olive green cloth ; white lettering. 19 x 13cm. V.G.+. Bookplate of J. T. W. Filson (a major in the British Army in 1948). In this delightfully illustrated book with its 17 sketches and four folding maps, the author describes single-handed cruisers between 1891 and 1899, aboard three boats : the KINGFISHER, OLIVETTE, and WATERWITCH. These trips included cruising down from Truro to Falmouth Harbour ; along the Helford River ; from the Lizard to the River Yealm near Plymouth ; from Plymouth Sound to the Isle of Wight ; etc.


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