Blue cloth patterned boards with stamped gilt spine titles. Bindings square and tight. Minimal shelf wear. Clean text. Foxing to half-title page. Dust jacket price-clipped in protective Mylar sleeve. Light wear, Minor darkening to white of rear panel. Photos show reflections from clear Mylar protective Dust-jacket cover.
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.