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THE MERCHANT SCHOONERS TWO VOLUMES BY BASIL GREENHILL PUBLISHED BY PERCIVAL MARSHALL BOTH FIRST EDITIONS VOLUME ONE WAS PUBLISHED 1951 AND VOLUME TWO MUSH LATER IN 1957
APPROX 9 X 6 INCHES BLACK CLOTH LETTERED IN GILT VOLUME ONE HAS MARKS AND A BAD SCUFF IN EDGE OF CLOTH WITH CONTENTS OF BOTH VOLUMES ARE VERY GOOD CLEAN AND CRISP 244 & 180 PAGES ILLUSTRATED WITH MANY SCARCE AND HISTORIC BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS SKETCHES. LINE DRAWING AND PLANS , SOME FOLD OUT PLANS RIGGING DRAWINGS AND PLANS.1951 & 1957 1st Ed. Volume I: XVIII, (2), 244 PP with 3 tail pieces & 28 figures, plus 52 pages with 85 bw plates. Volume II: XII, (2), 180 PP with 2 tail pieces, 9 figures in text, plus 3 folded plans & 40 pages with 63 bw photos. Cloth cover. Fine. 23.5 x 16.. A survey of the history of the small fore and aft rigged merchant sailing ships of England and Wales in the years 1870-1940 with something of their previous history and subsequent fate. A rare CLASSIC DEFINITIVE WORK ON COASTAL MERCHANT SHIPPING OF ENGLAND AND WALES