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Fore & Aft Sailing Craft: The Development of the Modern Yacht by  Douglas Phillips-Birt - Hardcover - 1962 - from Pilgrim Reader Books - IOBA and

Fore & Aft Sailing Craft: The Development of the Modern Yacht

by Phillips-Birt, Douglas

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket

London, UK: Seeley, Service & Co.. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1962. Hardcover. 8vo - 24.5 x 15 cm.; 286 - pp. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. The text block head edge is stained a matching blue as issued. Illustrated end papers in a blueprint style. Profusely illustrated with 142 photographs and drawings. Five page glossary at the back. The interior is very clean and the binding is solid. Mild shelf wear to the board corners and spine tips with a patch on the front board where the sizing or coating on the cloth has lost its shine, most noticeable in reflected light. .

  • Bookseller: Pilgrim Reader Books - IOBA CA (CA)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 20165
  • Title: Fore & Aft Sailing Craft: The Development of the Modern Yacht
  • Author: Phillips-Birt, Douglas
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good- with no dust jacket
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Seeley, Service & Co.
  • Place: London, UK
  • Date published: 1962
  • Keywords: Nautical, Maritime; Sailing; Yachts; Boats;, Naggar; Gyassas; Lateen; Spritsail; Tartana;, Lugs; Buss Ship; Schooner; Sloop; Barges;, Boeier; Galleot; Galley; Chasse Maree;, Luggers; Cutters; Ketch; Smacks;, Cat Boat; Yawl; Drifter; Lifeboat; Barquentine;
  • Bookseller catalogs: Nautical & Maritime;
  • Subjects: TRAVEL / General;


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