The Story of Sail by G.S. Laird Clowes 1936

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The Story of Sail tells the history of sailing starting with a boat at Ur, Mesopotamia in 3500 BC, to the windjammers of the 1890s, with 53 plates on beautiful full-page illustrations by Cecil G. Trew including explanations on the development of yachts.

The Giants of Sail is an excellent addition to your maritime book collection or home library.


This vintage book is in good shape for its age with no rips or tears on this cloth-bound book. It is published in 1936 by Henry Holt & Co. New York and is a 1st Edition. The spine is slightly yellowed.

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Book Dimensions: 11x8x1

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