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Green cloth patterned boards with stamped gilt spine titles. Bindings square and tight. Minimal shelf wear. Clean text. Minor bump to top spine.
Dust jacket with price in protective Mylar sleeve. Light wear, Minor darkening to white of rear panel. Designed by Leslie Wood.
Humfrey Jordon born in the late 19th century began his lifelong interest in boats at age 8.
Participating in both World Wars and a lifetime of sailing in Southern England, Europe, Africa and Australia gives him an authoritative voice drawing on his lifetime of travel and experience on the sea.
A prolific writer and immensely popular in his time. Historical in relating troubles and trials of trade and shipping, while spinning a good tale of what it meant to leave a life ashore for one at sea and including political intrigue in this book.