Toronto: McGraw Hill Ryerson Limited, 1975. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 10.25" x 8.5" Very Good / Good. Item #005320
SIGNED and dated with inscription by Charles A. Armour to half-title, signed to title page. Oblong. Full blue cloth. 224 pp.  colour plates. Over 100 illustrations in B&W. Rubbing to extremities, bumping to spine ends, spine tilted, a few scuffs to boards. Dust jacket heavily worn to extremities, several small chips and a few 1" tears to edges and spine ends. Tape repairs to joints to reverse. This pictorial history offers a lively and authoritative account of the development of Maritime sailing ships, from the privateers of the eighteenth century to the magnificent clipper ships of the nineteenth century and the swift schooners of the early twentieth century. It covers not only the ships themselves, but the men who built, owned, and sailed them.