London: Robert Royce, 1985, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Signed by the author on the verso of the first blank, again to the title page by Godfrey Howard unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Contains: Black & white photographs; Photographic end papers & blanks;
From the cover: A colourful combination of photographs and writings, Boatopia will excite anyone who loves the sea, boats, rivers and ships. Franchise Legrands evocative photographs take us from Zea the yacht-basin on the Greek mainland, to remote fishing villages on Greek and Italian islands, along the sweep of the Grand Canal in Venice, through the lonely waters of the Hebrides and to many other seas and rivers. She has a unique eye for the unexpected and her camera captures the shapes and textures and the very essence of water and boats.
The text combines some well-known and many unusual extracts which are linked by an informative and sometimes humorous commentary. You can embark on any page and sail with Captain Slocum on the first ever solo circumnavigation of the world, sail along the complete length of the Mississippi and share the experiences, hardships and joys of sailors and watermen across time and continents.
Boatopia will delight the eye and fire the imagination of anyone who yearns for the timeless freedom of wandering across the worlds seas and waterways.
Introduction by: Godfrey Howard
Very Good in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, more heavily at the head of the spine. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.
Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 128 pages. 10″ x 7¾”.