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Clipper Ships - David R. [Roy] MacGregor

Argus, 1979, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper and onto the margins of the panels. Text complete, clean and tight.

Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “In the past it has been generally accepted that any ship or craft that could sail fast deserved the title of ‘clipper’ and scant regard was given to the shape other hull or the means by which she achieved her speed. Most ships built during the 1850’s and 1860’s were thought to be clippers, and it was anathema to suggest that any ship venturing out to China, Australia or the Californian gold fields was anything else. But it is time that such romantic nonsense was terminated once and for all, and so before describing the clippers themselves it would be a good idea if the terms for such descriptions were themselves fully explored and also if the clipper characteristics were analysed and the various types of vessels classified.

Size: 9" x 7"
Number of Pages: 154
ISBN: 0852426186

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