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HARBOURS OF THE SOLENT

by John Scott Hughes

With 15 photographs and a map

Published 1956 by Christopher Johnson, London

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JACKET BLURB

HARBOURS OF THE SOLENT

John Scott Hughes is in home waters, when he writes of Harbours of the Solent.

In his account of these, he combines the sailing directions that are indispensible to the yachtsman with a racy description of the lore of the creeks, inlets and rivers that debouch into the Solent and that are now the home of many thousand small boats, belonging to those who indulge in sailing—the most popular of all our relaxations.

From the Western Approach and the Needles—the original ' Needle ' fell in 1764, so he tells us—to Spithead, in connection with which he relates the loss of the Royal George, 'the pride of the Navy ', on April 29th, 1782, and beyond that to the channels of Chichester Harbour, there is little that is unfamiliar to our author on either land or sea.

Tennyson composing Crossing the Bar on the Lymington—Yarmouth crossing, Henry V leaving Southampton for Agincourt, Queen Victoria visiting her soldiers at Netley Hospital, Nelson on his final farewell to Portsmouth before Trafalgar mingle with stories of yachting, yacht-builders and yachtsmen to make this a uniquely attractive book for all those whose love of the sea brings them to the Solent.

There are fifteen photogravure illustrations and the jacket is designed by Frederick Cook.

HARBOURS OF THE SOLENT by John Scott Hughes: Dust wrapper is frayed and small piece missing from bottom of back ( about 1.5 square cm. ). These images show the  spine area sunned with the bottom and more so the top chipped. Condition GOOD HARBOURS OF THE SOLENT by John Scott Hughes: Dust wrapper is frayed and small piece missing from bottom of back ( about 1.5 square cm. ). These images show the  spine area sunned with the bottom and more so the top chipped. Condition GOOD

HARBOURS OF THE SOLENT

by John Scott Hughes

Blue cloth bound book with black lettering to spine. Top and bottom of spine sunned but boards still reasonable. No inscriptions, Page block tight and pages clean - condition is VERY GOOD.

Dust wrapper is frayed and small piece missing from bottom of back ( about 1.5 square cm. ), spine sunned; bottom and more so the top chipped, price clipped. Condition GOOD

145 mm.wide x 220 mm. tall x 22 mm.

168 pages. Weight unwrapped 0.35 kilo

HARBOURS OF THE SOLENT by John Scott Hughes: Although top and bottom of spine sunned boards still reasonable; no inscriptions, page block tight and pages clean - condition is VERY GOOD.
Suggested Royal Mail postal charges (Buyer can choose alternative)
Correct at April 2011
U.K. First Class
Airmail USA etc.
Airmail Europe etc
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£7.58
£4. 26

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