by Alex. A. Hurst.
Teredo Books, 1972.
25x19cm. ppv 541.
very good condition hardback in a rather rubbed and edge worn dust-jacket
considered to be the definitive history of the final years of the square-rigged merchantmen, a tremendous work of research providing an international portrayal of the 20th century sailing ships surviving after world war one. Much of the book deals with the Australian grain trade, but all other trades and sailing routes are also covered.
As usual, a fine production from Teredo Books, superbly illustrated with 258 photographs and 3 maps.