(Glasgow: Brown, Son, and Ferguson, 1960, 1963).

AN EXTREMELY FINE AND PLEASING SET OF THIS IMPORTANT WORK, NOW QUITE SCARCE IN SUCH CONDITION. These handsome books contain a comprehensive history of the tall ships. Extensively illustrated with photographs, maps and ship plans, the author explores both facts and legends of the great age of sailing. These are perhaps the most handsome set of all the books printed on the history of the tall ships. These volumes comprise what has become known as one of the greatest books on sail that ever has been published. Written by one of the true masters of the oeuvre. Item #29313

2 volumes. First edition, later impressions. Beautifully decorated with 220 illustrations, 35 ships' plans and fine cartographic endpapers. Thick royal 8vo, publisher’s original royal blue cloth lettered in gilt and blind on the spines and upper covers. [xiv], 518 including appendix, index; [xv], 448 including appendix, index pp. An extremely bright, clean and handsome set, beautifully preserved, pristine and near as mint.

Price: $475.00