This vintage book is a detailed treatise on sailing throughout the ages, with information on sailing in ancient cultures, different methods of construction and navigation, development of the art of sailing, notable historical incidents and figures, and much more. Profusely illustrated and full of fascinating information, this book is highly recommended for those with a real love of sailing, and would make for a fantastic addition to any collection. Contents include: “The Art of Sail”, “Egypt”, “Chaldaeo-Phoenicia”, “Greece”, “Rome”, “Byzantium”, “The Vikings”, “The Crusades”, “The North”, “The Mediterranean Wasps' Nest: the Arabs, Venice and Genoa, Malta”, “Portugal”, “Spain”, “England”, “Holland”, “France”, “The Clippers”, and “The Exotic”. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on sailing.