The Wind Commands: Sailors and Sailing Ships in the Pacific

By: MORTON, Harry A.

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The author traces the history of sailing in the Pacific Ocean. Includes accounts of early European sailors sailing under the British, Portuguese, Spanish and other flags, as well as indigenous Pacific watercraft. Particular attention is paid to the hardships and challenges encountered. With plenty of illustrations and drawings; endpapers with map of the Pacific. Jointly published by The University of British Columbia Press and Wesleyan University Press (in USA). --- In full blue cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket features drawing of sails above a three master. --- A former library book, with minimal library-caused damages (limited to call numbers & rubberstamping to front free endpaper, torn-away outer skin to tail of dust jacket, inked line to textblock lower edge), otherwise a clean, bright copy. Dust jacket with chafing to extremities, heavily sunned spine and the damage to lower spine area; protected in removable archival mylar protector.; Ex-Library; Tall Octavo - 9 to 10 in. tall; xxvii, 498 pages

Title: The Wind Commands: Sailors and Sailing Ships in the Pacific

Author Name: MORTON, Harry A.

Categories: >>Travel / Exploration / Adventure, >>Railroads, Aviation & Transportation,

Publisher: Middletown, Connecticut / Vanouver, British Columbia, Wesleyan University Press / The University of British Columbia Press: 1975

ISBN Number: 0819540897

ISBN Number 13: 9780819540898

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket

Stock No.: 83350