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The History of American Sailing Ships

by Howard I. Chapelle

Condition: Fine /Very Good

New York: Bonanza Books. Beautiful book about the history of American sailing ships, Seven chapter starting with the colonial period, naval craft, privateers and slavers, revenue cutters, the American schooner, merchant craft sailing yachts and appendix of notes and specifications, dozens of illustrations including plates, figures, and photographs, a most comprehensive book. Book: ultra clean blue cloth boards with dark blue titles on spine and front board, drawing of two mast sail boat on front board. tight and square with sharp points, un read condition, NO previous owner bookplates or writing. Jacket: Very Good, bright front panel with blue and white titles and sailing ship drawing, spine bright as well, some soiling to rear white panel, jacket in mylar. A very presentable copy of this extraordinary book.. . Fine. Cloth. 1965.
  • Bookseller: Pacific Coast Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 000112
  • Title: The History of American Sailing Ships
  • Author: Howard I. Chapelle
  • Illustrator: George C. Wales and Henry Rusk
  • Format/binding: Cloth
  • Book condition: Used - Fine
  • Jacket condition: Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Bonanza Books
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1965
  • Keywords: Sailing Ships, Illustared, Nautical
  • Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


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