Books: Sail

LAST OF THE WIND SHIPS — Alan J. Villiers—Morrow ($4).

Like the cab horse, the absolute monarch and the beehive police helmet, the sailing ship is rapidly fading from human sight. Many a sailor, professional and amateur, is sorry. But that nostalgic sorrow might well be mitigated by such a superb record of the sailing ship's passing as this book of Sailor-Author Villiers'.

With brief text (59 pp.), 208 photographs (mostly of the square-rigger Parma, on which he sailed in 1933), he tells the soon-to-be-historic story of the dwindling fleet that still annually rounds the Horn on the long passage from Australia to...

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