New York, Dover Publications, 1968 reprint of the 1926 original edition. Clean, tight 8vo, 275pp. No apparent flaws except for a special stamp on the ffe from Karl Kortum, the Director of the San Francisco Maritime museum "This book" he says, "is the finest introduction to sailing ships -- let alone ship models--in print today." And Kortum knew what he was talking about. There is also a former owner name penned on the bottom front of the ffe. Very Good / None, as issued, Item #18230
Indispensable for the serious model builder, this book offers hobbyists a true understanding of the masting, rigging, and most important fittings of American clipper ships and packet ships of the great Age of Sail. Also important for naval and social historians, sailing enthusiasts and students of Americana. More than 270 detailed drawings.