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Sail The Romance of the Clipper Ships

By Basil Lubbock; C. Fox Smith; F. A. Hook (ed.)

1927

The Blue Peter Publishing Company, Ltd. : London

12.5" by 10.5"

x [1pp] 153pp [Plus Plates]

 

 

 

DETAILS

A very scarce first impression limited edition copy of this fascinating study of clipper ships, copiously illustrated throughout with works by Jack Spurling.

Jack Spurling was a notable English painter renowned for producing works on nautical themes, particularly sailing ships of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This work contains Spurling's artwork submitted to the magazine for sailing enthusiasts 'The Blue Peter', with accompanying historical details by the prolific writer of naval and sailing histories Basil Lubbock. Whilst Lubbock is occasionally criticised for his unreliability as a historian (due to occasionally confusing the names of ships and captains, and providing incorrect dates), this text demonstrates his skill of collating correspondence and drawing from interviews with crews and captains to detail everyday-life of on board these notable ships. Featuring pictorial endpapers. A limited edition first impression copy published in July 1927, of 1,000 copies. This work was published by 'The Blue Peter', and edited by the magazine's editor Frederick Arthur Hook. Copiously illustrated throughout with monochromatic and coloured plates, and a folding map of 'The Principal Trade Routes of the Clipper Ships' to the rear of the text,

CONDITION

In the publisher's original cloth binding with gilts stamped detail to the boards and spine. Externally, minor shelfwear to extremities. Bumping to head and tail of spine resulting in splitting and slight loss to cloth. Slight fading to spine. Front joint rubbed in places. Rear joint professionally repaired. Slight handling marks to boards. Hinges split and strained, but relatively firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright with scattered spots. Heavier spotting to first and last few pages.

Overall Condition: Good

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