COLONIAL CLIPPERS

COLONIAL CLIPPERS

(Glasgow: Brown, Son and Ferguson, 1955).

A Scholarly study of these great sailing ships by leading authority Basil Lubbock. Lubbock, himself a sailor, was a prolific writer of naval and sailing histories, and a member of the Society for Nautical Research. Much of his research was in the form of correspondences and interviews with crews and captains, thus many of his sources are unique to studies.
Of all the ships Lubbock studied there were none he know better than clippers. He was such an enthusiast on the subject that his readers can not help but to share in his love for them. This work deals primarily with the British clippers serving Australia and New Zealand, including the emigrant carriers. Item #27343

Early reissue, formatted as the first. Profusely decorated with 85 illustrations and plans, as well as beautiful cartographic endpapers. Large 8vo, publisher’s original blue cloth, handsomely lettered in gilt on the spine and upper cover, in the original pictorially decorated dustjacket. xvi, 384 including the index pp. A very fine copy, uncommon in the dustjacket.

Price: $175.00