Published by Edward W. Sweetman
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Reproduced by the photolithographic process from the 1932 edition. All five fold out plates present in rear pocket. Tan cloth over boards with light wear to boards and spine. A vertical line of lighter thread to cloth on spine. Light edge wear to spine tips. Corners rubbed and turned inward a bit. Cocked. Previous owner to front interior board. Small James Bliss &Co., Inc. Boston sticker to bottom of FFEP. Pencil notations to top corner of FFEP.
Published by Edward Sweetman c. 1970, New York, 1970
Hardcover. Condition: Very good +. 7 x 10 in. Cloth boards. Contains all 5 plates in pocket. Facsimile of the 1932 edition, published c. 1970, no date. Condition is VERY GOOD+ ; covers clean, one corner bumped, minimal shelf wear. Binding tight, text unmarked. All folded plates excellent. Naut. Stax.
Published by Edward W. Sweetman, New York, NY, U.S.A.
Cloth. Condition: Very Good +. xv, 299pp w tables and index. Indexed plates including frontis and five folded plates in pocket to rear pastedown, collated to index. Folded plates in original folds and without tears. Brown cloth w black lettering to spine. No wear to covers or spine. Binding square and sound. Octavo. n.d. This Sweetman printing reproduced by photolithographic process from the 1932 W & G Foyle: (London) edition, which was taken from the1794 edition. "With fifty-nine folding and other plates, drawn to scale, illustrating the masts, sails, yards, rigging, etc., for every class of vessel from the full-rigged ship to the ship's boat, including the progressive method of rigging ships, and an illustrated section describing the principal foreign rigs.".
Published by Edward W. Sweetman Co., New York, NY, 1968
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket (as issued). 1968. Nice Firm Clean copy ! Light general wear. 300 pages. 6122.
Published by Phoenix Pubns
Unknown Binding. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Minor shelf and handling wear, overall a clean solid copy with minimal signs of use. Internally clean, includes pouch with plates. Secure packaging for safe delivery.
Published by New York: Edward W. Sweetman ohne Jahr.
With Fifty-nine Folding and other Plates, drawn to scale, illustrating the Masts, Sails, Yards, Rigging etc. for every Class of Vessel from the Full-Rigged Ship to the Ship s Boat, including the progressive method of Rigging Ships, and an illustrated Section describing the Principal Foreigne Rigs, 5 separate Falttafeln in Kartenlasche auf Innenseite des hinteren Einbanddeckels (Tafel II-VI), XIV/300 S., 1 Bl., 5 Falttafeln Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 Gr.-8°, OLeinwandeinband mit Rückentitel, Einband gering berieben, innen zahlreiche Bleistiftanstreichungen, ansonsten sehr gut. 1. Aufl. dieser Ausgabe. (Reproduced by the photolithographic process from the 1932 edition.
Hardback. Condition: Good. W & G Foyle, London, 1932; 4to, pp xv, 300, frontispiece and with 58 plates interspersed with the text and many of them folding; included in the text count are over 50 full page tables, mainly of quantities and dimensions for rigging; blue buckram gilt, spine and edges a little faded and dull and with the binding slightly slackening but otherwise a good to very good copy of this important book, a wealth of practical information on sailing craft in terms of rigging and furniture, published initially in 1794. This is a unique association copy which carries on the title page a neat stamp of the notorious German PoW camp Stalag X-B situated 43km NE of Bremen and liberated on 29 April 1945 when it was found in desperate conditions. NOTE: the books weighs over 2kg and therefore will require a carriage supp0lment over the default carriage costs shown, the exact amount depending on the destination and form of carriage.
Published by W. & G. Foyle, Ltd., Charing Cross Road, London, 1932
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Minus. 'From the 1794 Edition. With Fifty-nine Folding and other Plates, drawn to scale, illustrating the Masts, Sails, Yards, Rigging, etc., for every Class of Vessel from the Full-Rigged Ship to the Ship's Boat, including the progressive method of Rigging the Ships, and an illustrated Section describing the Principal Foreign Rigs.' As you can see from the photos, the blue covers of this large book, which was published in 1932, are in very good condition. The gilt lettering on the front and spine is very bright. Remarkably, there is no rubbing at the corners or edges. The covers are quite clean. As you can see, there are a handful of places where the blue got a little bluer or darker. The spine is in very strong shape. There is a little color loss (blue to tan) at both spine ends, but there is no other wear at the spine ends. Despite the size and weight of the book, the textblock has not pulled away from the cloth where it meets at the top edge of the spine. The book is very solidly bound. There are no cracks or spaces between the covers and end papers. The only binding imperfection occurs just after page 22 where a gathering of pages which begins with fold-out PLATE III and includes afterward pages 25 and 26 is detached. The detachment is perfectly clean. There are no tears along the edge, no wear at all. The pages within the gathering are in excellent condition. I didn't find any other instances of detached pages. The pages appear to be solidly bound throughout. They are also, quite clearly, very clean. There are three small light spots on the title page and two small light spots on the verso copyright page. Otherwise, in scrolling through the pages a good number of times, I didn't find any other instances of soiling. The plates, fold-out and single page are on glossy paper. These pages all appear to be in excellent condition. There is no foxing to be found anywhere in the book. I saw one fold-out Plate where the inside edge of one of the pages which meet at the juncture had folded over a bit leaving a crease . I didn't see any turned-down corner creases or dogeared corners on any of the pages. There are some instances where the fold-outs reinforced bindings left a vertical impression on the outside margins of adjacent pages. These light impressions are all away from the print. There are no markings anywhere in the book. There are no attachments of any kind (NOT ex-library). And no one has written their name or anything else anywhere. I failed to mention earlier that the top page edge is gilt, and all three page edges are clean. The Contents are as follows: Editor's Introduction, Preface to Original Edition, Part I. Mastmaking, Part II. Sailmaking, Part III. Rigging, and then the listing of Plates. Page 211 picks up with Proportions for the Lengths of the Standing and Running Rigging of All Ships. That section runs through page 231 and is followed by a section titled A Table of the Dimensions of the Standing and Running Rigging, with the Species, Size, and Number of Blocks, Hearts, Dead-Eyes, etc. That runs through page 269 and is followed by a section titled Tables of the Quantities and Dimensions of the Standing and Running Rigging of Merchant-Shipping which runs through page 289 and is followed by the Index which ends cleanly on page 300. You can see the dust jacket in the photos provided. I believe it presents fairly well, certainly considering the age of the book. However, there are clearly imperfections including a 1 inch tear off the top edge of the front, a 1/2 inch tear up the bottom edge of the front, a thin 4 inch water stain (having no effect on the covers or pages), small to moderate sized losses off the top edge of the spine, bottom edge of the rear and at a few corners, also a few scuffs, nicks and creases. And, as you can see, a faded spine. The flaps are in very good condition with just light wear off their top edges. The jacket is NOT price-clipped, not clipped at all. It is protected by a fitted cover.