Books: Tall Ship*

THE WANDERER or LIVERPOOL—John Masefield—Macmillan ($3.50).† The first book John Masefield has written as England's Poet Laureate is appropriately a book about an English ship: the steel four-masted barque Wanderer of Liverpool. The Wanderer has already appeared in enterprising Publisher Hearst's Cosmopolitan. Not all the book is poetry, but even Masefield's prose descriptions of his heroine have often the ring of verse.

The Wanderer was built in her owners' (W. H. Potter & Co.) yards in Liverpool, launched in 1891. She was the biggest sailing ship yet built, over 300 ft. long, of...

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