This vintage book is a pictorial record of the evolution of the sailing ship from the earliest times up to the twentieth century. With a wealth of interesting historical information, this accessible and profusely illustrated book is highly recommended for those with an interest in the history and development of ships and sailing, and would make for a fantastic addition to any collection. Contents include: “The Evolution of the Hull and Sail”, “Primitive Craft”, “Ships During the Dawn of History”, “Early Ships”, “The Roman and Early Christian Era”, “The Vikings”, “The Crusades”, “The Age of Romance”, “The Elizabethan Age”, “The Empire Builders”, “The Zenith of the Sailing Ship”, “The Clipper Ship”, “Modern Ship-types”, “Auxiliary Vessels”, etc. 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. “Sailing Ships at a Glance” was first published in 1926.