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The History of American Sailing Ships by  Howard I Chapelle - Hardcover - Reprint - 1946 - from Dereks Transport Books and Biblio.co.uk

The History of American Sailing Ships

by Chapelle, Howard I

Condition: Near Fine/Very Good


New York: Norton, 1946. 400 pages, 1.45kg. Gray cloth boards with blue lettering and design, with some spotting to edge of page block, Near FINE with the contents tight and clean in a Very Good d/w a little edge rubbed with small repaired tears to edges, in clear removable wrap. Illustrated with over 200 b/w photographes and scaled line darwings. The first complete history of the development of the various types of sailing vessels and rigs in America. Owing to the weight, extra shipping may be required.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


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