The Search for Speed Under Sail, 1700-1855

The Search for Speed Under Sail, 1700-1855

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Chapelle, Howard I.

Conway, 1983.

26x22cm. 471 pages. ISBN 0851772803 .

very good condition hardback in the dust-jacket, a little browned at the edges.


an important work on the development of the fast sailing ship, first published in 1967 and using a new method of comparing the speed of sailing vessels built at different dates and of different dimensions. well illustrated with detailed plans, views, etc.