New York: Scribners, 1937. First edition. Hardcover. Clean, tight-bound, rough cut 4to, 415pp. The is a beautiful, scarce and valuable book in very nice condition with a dust jacket. Hinges are tight. It has some light toning and some light foxing to the back cover and pastedowns. The tips and spine ends are NOT bumped. The jacket has light fading and foxing to the back cover and rough cut edges. Former owner name and address penned on the front pastedown. Very Good + almost fine / very good. Item #18305
A terrific history of the era of the tall ship. The last years of deepwater square-rigged sail, embodying the history and detailed description of the Finnish four-masted steel barque, Herzogin Cecile, one among other beautiful traditionally rigged sailing ships.