The late Hervey Garrett Smith was the foremost marine illustrator of the 1950s and 1960s, and his wonderful drawings of traditional ropework quickly propelled. The Marlinspike Sailor to cult classic status when it was published in 1956. With the addition of a section on modern, synthetic rope in the 1970s, its popularity has continued undiminished ...Read MoreThe late Hervey Garrett Smith was the foremost marine illustrator of the 1950s and 1960s, and his wonderful drawings of traditional ropework quickly propelled. The Marlinspike Sailor to cult classic status when it was published in 1956. With the addition of a section on modern, synthetic rope in the 1970s, its popularity has continued undiminished to this day. It teaches a few basic knots-the bowline, sheetbend, rolling hitch, et al.-and splices in three-stranded and braided rope. But its real business is decorative rope and canvas work-the traditional arts of the sailor-and here it has no equal. For a rope mat, a rope ladder, a sea chest, a ditty bag, a canvas bucket, a mast boot, and the best-looking rope fenders or heaving line in the marina, this is the book of choice.Read Less
Very Good. This book appears to be in very good condition. All pages appear to be readable and free from writing and highlighting. The exterior cover shows minor signs of use, including a few light scratches from shelving. Overall this book is in very good condition. Paperback Used-Very Good.
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Fair. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. First Edition, First Printing. Binding is holding but the cover over spine is gone. Front and rear covers are held on by tape on the inside. Page 49/50 is loose and trimmed. Light staining to last few pages.
Excellent book for anyone looking for best uses for rope. Text contains quality humor, and illustrations are delightfully detailed. Not the most complete book on knots, but all the essentials are covered for most all sailors, and what's here is top quality. Highly recommended.
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