Pictorial colour illustrated dustjacket with colour portrait of author inside rear flap- covered in removable protective clear plastic, dark green leatherette boards with silver text to spine, sail plan illust. endpapers with small dirt mark to lower corner frep., preface, b/w plts. & text ills., full page photos & plans, diags., tables, indexes. This book highlights the development of fishing craft that evolved to suit diverse conditions, both economic and geographic. In addition to some 250 period photo’s of the various types of boats documented, there are 24 plans of traditional boats, from the crayfishing ketches and yawls of Tasmania, to the famous pearling luggers which fished Australia’s northern waters. pp.261 #211015
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