SQUARE RIGGERS BEFORE THE WIND. A Book About the Old Square-Rigged Sailing Ships, With an Exposition of the Simplified Method of Making Scenic Action Models of These Ships Under Sail
Publisher: New York:E.P. Dutton & Co.
Condition: Very Good
Binding: Hard Cover
Dust Jacket: Good
Edition: 1st edition
New York:E. P. Dutton and Company, Inc. 1939. 263pp. Illustrated by Sherman Trease with 2 diagrams in pocket attached to rear board. 1st edition, stated. Hardcover with dust jacket. Aside from light foxing/age-toning to end pages, a very good, clean copy. Dust jacket is soiled and shelf-worn with small chips/tears to edges. Overall, a very good copy with a good dust jacket. *From the dust jacket..."Of the many books on sailing ships and models - covering the history, art and romance of the whole era of sail, this volume is unique. In it we have the double interest of life and work at sea aboard the old square-riggers, coupled with a practical course of instructions for quickly building scenic action models of these ships maneuvering under sail....The photographic etchings showing the ships in various maneuvers described in the text are actual examples of the results model-craftsmen have achieved by following the directions laid down by Capt. Grundy."