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LUBBOCK, BASIL - The Colonial Clippers

Title: The Colonial Clippers
Description: Brown, Son & Ferguson, Glasgow, 1948. Reprint: quarto; hardcover, with gilt spine and upper board titling; 384pp., with a monochrome photolithographic frontispiece, and 29pp. of plates likewise, with 3pp. of diagrams. Slightlyo shaken; softeniong to the spine extremitiesbumping to the lower corners; mild insect damage to the upper board; retailer's bookplate to the front pastedown; faint offset to the endpapers. Price-clipped dustwrapperis well-rubbed and edgeworn with large chips from the spine panel extremities (with some loss of text); a mark from an old price sticker to the upper panel; now backed by archival-quality whiote paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive film. Bound in: two pages of full-colour illustration of ships' ensigns. Very good. "To sail and the sail-trained seaman more than to any other cause do we our nation's greatness. By sail were our homesteads kept safe from the enemy; by sail were our coasts charted; sail took adventurous pioneers to the new land, and sail brought home the products of these new lands to the Old Country and made her the Market of the World. This book is an attempt to preserve in written form what the fading memory is fast forgetting - the Glorious History of the Sailing Ship." - Basil Lubbock.

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Price: AUD 66.00 = appr. US$ 45.66 Seller: Lamdha Books
- Book number: 86985


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