A large collection of books by Captain Alan Villiers, an important authority in the world of seamanship in sail and steam. The books are quite remarkable for their sheer variety, and depth of research, with many illustrations and reminiscences from the author's own impressive life at sea.
"Alan Villiers is one of those rare men of action who can write simply and compellingly".
"He is an enthusiast upon the subject and makes his readers feel that enthusiasm before half a dozen pages have been turned".
From this renowned sailor and prolific writer a history of the many eras of sail and steam on what Europeans called the Western Ocean: that is, the North Atlantic. The Gulf Stream, the Doldrums the ice packs are described intimately in Villiers polished and readable style. Never a dull page.
208 pp hardback several photo sections, all B&W index
Good condition dust cover some slight tears and creasing.
Informative and entertaining
The author himself, a very famous skipper of fully rigged ships and widely travelled sailor, covers every aspect of the ship from building in Dumbarton in 1869 to her preservation.
96 pp. over 40 illustrations, paintings and photos, all B&W
Very good condition dust cover very good, some sunning.
11 tales of the sea some true others imaginative fiction by different authors including Conrad, Masefield, Shalimar ( FC Hendry) Robert Morley.
160 pp hardback Good condition ex-library film-wrapped.
There is always a place for a new study of the life and work of the great navigator
256 pp. paperback full index. Line drawings and some maps.
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Very good condition
192 pp. Hardback cloth bound A4 size 191 photos
A photo study of sailing ships and sailors learning the ropes, in dramatic pictorial form.
There are 50 pages of informative text and every photo all B&W, has a caption.
Good condition ex-library (Lancashire County)
206 pp. hardback
Describes the author's build-up to a life at sea, years on windjammers, then steamers, little ships and warships and War
a very readable and often gripping life story
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