Newport News, Va: The Mariners Museum, 1967. 1st Edition. 8vo. Very Good / Very Good. Item #13177
Beautiful, and uncommon, 1st edition of Tawes' classic coastal sailing account, arguable the most important memoir of coastal sailing during the timeframe, as sailing craft were being phased out for power craft.
Blue cloth with gilt to spine. Square tight binding. Clean interior, save for the front end paper, which has several p/o signatures and gift inscriptions from a prominent Eastern Shore of Maryland family. Mild edge wear to binding.
Dust jacket with mild rubbing and edge wear, as well as light soiling. Presents handsomely in archival mylar.
A superior edition of a Chesapeake Bay sailing classic.