10 x 7 inches with many boat drawings. 394 Good. Light soiling on the covers. In a fair to good dust wrapper that has wear and tear on it's edges. Bookseller Inventory #
L. Francis Herreshoff created some great yacht designs. His designs are marked by clean, sweeping lines and a simplicity of hull and rig that show that they have been drawn by a true artist. In each design, he strips away every non-essential and leaves the true elements of a masterpiece. His father, Nathanael G. Herreshoff, had the same genius, but whereas the work of the father emphasized engineering perfection, the work of the son emphasized artistic perfection.
Francis Herreshoff's work certainly shows the influence of his father, but his designs are tempered with an even older tradition. One of Captain Nat's famous designs was the little Buzzards Bay 12 1/2-footer, which may be examined in the plans at the back of this book in the form of Francis Herreshoff's slightly enlarged copy, the Buzzards Bay 14-footer. It is interesting to note the influence of this design on L. Francis' well-known cruising ketch, the H-28. But the schooner yacht America, which came out decades before Captain Nat began designing yachts, also had considerable influence on several famous Francis Herreshoff designs, such as the Tioga II, now Ticonderoga. And L. Francis was obviously intrigued with the possibilities of the double-ender, an ancient form of hull.
The primary designs in this book are based on L. Francis Herreshoff's series of articles in the Rudder magazine of the 1940's and 1950's detailing how to build many of his designs. It was a very popular series, and a considerable number of boats were built according to the plans and instructions L. Francis included. We have added to these design plans for 46 additional small craft and cruising yachts designed by L. Francis.
It is our hope that his book will lead to the building of more and more boats from the designs of L. Francis Herreshoff. There could be no more fitting tribute to him.
``We Herreshoff disciples--and we are legion--have savored each succinct phrase, every wry comment on the foibles of less chaste boats and boatmen. Indeed, Sensible Cruising Designs may well be the choicest of all in many readers' estimation.'' (Motor Boating & Sailing)
``This book is not only valuable for the technical material it contians but will offer much enjoyable reading to all who love the sea and the ships that sail on it.'' (Sea)
``The specifications and instructions are practically a course in yacht building.'' (WoodenBoat)
Title: Sensible Cruising Designs
Publisher: International Marine Publishing Company
Book Description International Marine Publishing Co. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. 0877420351 Ships promptly. Bookseller Inventory # GBO4951.1FSGG082417H0819A
Book Description International Marine Publishing Co, 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. NICE CONDITION HARDCOVER BOOK IN DUST JACKET. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. LIGHT WEAR TO COVER. WEAR & FRAYING & A TEAR TO DUST JACKET. A CLEAN & SOLID BOOK. Bookseller Inventory # Y-4081
Book Description International Marine Publishing, 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: Yes, with plastic cover. 3rd printing. Item is only "acceptable" condition. It has been extensively read and shows many signs of wear to the cover, spine and pages, curling to the corners and yellowing. Perfectly readable, but not suitable for a gift or collection. Reading copy only. Third printing. Binding has been loosened in a couple of places. Signs of repair with library glue. Book is square. Former library book with usual library stamps, tape stains, markings and shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # 2587
Book Description International Marine Publishing Co., 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. 1st Edition. Yellow clothbound with dustjacket is clean, square at the edges, and tightly bound. Interior is bright n clear with excellent text and many illustrations. Dj has light soiling and bumps to edges with numerous cracks and a 1"X 4" piece missing from upper edge of front. Highly usable book; photo requests encouraged. Bookseller Inventory # 005823
Book Description INTERNATIONAL MARINE PUBLISHING. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. General. Book: USED, Fair. Dust Jacket: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # 01978087742035426. Bookseller Inventory # 01978087742035426
Book Description INTERNATIONAL MARINE PUBLISHING. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Book in excellent condition. DJ is worn. Transportation>Nautical>Boat Building and Ownership. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # 02978087742035407. Bookseller Inventory # 02978087742035407
Book Description International Marine Publishing Co, U.s.A., 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Taped Jacket. Illustrated (illustrator). First Edition. Size: Oblong Octavo. Yellow Cloth. Bookseller Inventory # 048766
Book Description International Marine Publishing Company, Camden, Maine, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. 4th Edition. 394 p. Contents: How to build the Double-Paddle Canoe, H-14, H-28, Rozinante, Meadowlark, Golden Ball, Nereia, Mobjack, Marco Polo; Values in Cruising Boats; A Portfolio of L.Francis Herreshoff's Sensible Cruising Designs (the weight of this book is more than 1 kilo, so extra shipping costs for abroad). Bookseller Inventory # 004131
Book Description International Marine Publishing Co, Camden, ME, 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. Inside flap of front DJ missing. Bookseller Inventory # 16.01.090
Book Description International Marine Pub. Co, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. Third Printing. 0877420351. Bookseller Inventory # 668173