"*CANADIAN DIVISION IN FLANDERS. 1916, 8vo, 294 pgs. Full bound red cloth with black stamped title on front board and spine. Numerous black and white photographic plates. Some dust soil on cloth and block edges. Spine slightly cocked but binding solid and text clean throughout. Previous owner's name in ink on front free endpaper. Otherwise very good.
Small 4to, 363 pgs. Full bound light blue cloth with navy and sliver stamped pictorial cover and spine. Numerous black and white illustrations throughout text. Some dust soil to exterior, spine slightly sunned. Front board slightly shaken but not cracked.
Numerous successful reprints of contemporary works on rigging and seamanship indicate the breadth of interest in the lost art of handling square-rigged ships. Model makers, marine painters, and enthusiasts need to know not only how the ships were rigged but how much sail was set in each condition of wind and sea, how the various maneuvers were carried out, and the intricacies of operations like reefing sails or 'catting' an anchor.
John Harland has provided what is undeniably the most thorough book on handling square-rigged ships. Because of his facility in a remarkable range of languages, Harland has been able to study virtually every manual published over the past four centuries on the subject. As a result, he is able to present for the first time a proper historical development of seamanship among the major navies of the world.
4to. Originally published in France 1974-77. This is the English edition translated by David Roberts, published 1986-88. Subtitled "A Practical Treatise on the Art of Naval Architecture," these extensively illustrated and annotated volumes outline aspects of ship construction, rigging, shiphandling etc. in detail. Includes bright, beautiful color plates throughout.
"Signed, First Edition, First Printing. sm4to, 276pgs. Full bound in orange cloth with gilt titling on front cover and spine. Pictorial dustjacket with chipping to spine ends andcorner tips, and sunning to the spine. Pictorial cover on front and rear still bright, rear cover has light creases coming from the edges. Book has light soiling to top of frontboard and tail of rear. Some rust colored spots on front and rear paste down. Book is solid and rest of interior clean. Signed by author.