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The Last of the Wind Ships

Villiers, Alan John

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ISBN 10: 0393050335 / ISBN 13: 9780393050332
Published by Norton, NY, 2000
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NEW BOOK and DJ, both GIFT quality MINT condition, with new Mylar protection; price-clipped. Hardcover, 10 x 13.25 inches. Unpaginated. Handsomely illustrated with matchless Villier photos of a bygone era. // No finer copy exists. amd you want this book. Size: Quatro. Bookseller Inventory # 103499

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Title: The Last of the Wind Ships

Publisher: Norton, NY

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

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A tribute to the last days of the great merchant sailboats and their crews from a unique photographic talent.

The photographic work of Alan Villiers is arguably the most important photo-historical record of early-twentieth-century maritime history in the world. In capturing on film life aboard the last of the great merchant sail ships, he has provided us with a singular record of the end of an era.

Passionate about the sea from an early age, Villiers worked on several commercial sailing vessels before taking on a job as a journalist on a whaling expedition to Antarctica in 1923, which ultimately resulted in the writing of his first book. Other acclaimed books would follow (as well as one film). These powerful images, published for the first time in this volume, date from the late 1920s through the 1930s and were taken aboard the three ships Villiers worked on during this period: the Herzogin Cecilie, the Grace Harwar, and the Panama. 140 duotones

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Alan Villiers is the author of the bestseller By Way of Cape Horn. He was born in Melbourne in 1903, and during his lifetime was an accomplished photographer, journalist, writer, and seaman.

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