(annapolis): Naval Institute Press, (1993). First American Edition. Black and White Photographs, Scaled Drawings. Hardcover. Folio. 192 pages. Near Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket.
Fascinating analytical study of the rivalry in fast shipping that sprang from the discovery of gold in California. MacGregor, a talented draftsman, uses his own drawings when possible to describe and compare these ships. Examines the work of the builders, the performance of the ships, their records passages, and the exploits of the captains. Bound in dark blue textured paper over boards with spine titled in gilt. Shallow bumps to spine ends. Clean and sound throughout. . Jacket in Mylar protector.