Elementary Treatise on Sails and Sailmaking
Elementary Treatise on Sails and Sailmaking

Elementary Treatise on Sails and Sailmaking

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with draughting, and the centre of effort of the sails. also, weights and sizes of ropes, masting, rigging, and sails of steam vessels; with dimensions for jibs, mainsails, etc., relative to every class of vessels.

together with an appendix comprising the several inventions of self-reefing topsails of Capt. Cunningham, Capt. Dyer, and Capt. Howe;

and also views and plans of making flat sails, by Mr. Sadler

by Robert Kipping

London, C. Wilson, 1858.

[3rd edition] ppxii 184. frontispiece and numerous woodcut illustrations through the text.

a little staining and marking to the frontispiece, otherwise a good clean condition hardback in a contemporary half leather binding, rubbed to the spine with loss of title-label.

heraldic design book-plate to front paste-down.


first published in 1851, early editions of this seminal text are very scarce