The Baltimore Clipper: Its Origin and Development


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Large format hardcover, in publisher’s dust-jacket. 192 pages. Appendix, Index. Illustrated with 36 black and white plates and 48 plans. First edition thus by this publisher, first printing with full letter line, circa late 1960’s. . Originally published in 1930 by the Marine Research Society, this volume traces the history of development of a peculiarly American sailing vessel. The Baltimore clipper, exemplified by slender and racking masts, little rigging, low freeboard and a nearly always flush deck, was built for speed, though sporting a wide beam for its modest length. No previous ownership marks. A clean, square, unmarked copy. Some minor incidental foxing to top edge and fore-edge, else fine. Very good+ in a very good+ dust-jacket.

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Weight 2.5 lbs
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Chapelle, Howard Irving


Bonanza Books

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New York


4to – over 9¾ – 12" tall

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