A tribute to the last days of the great merchant sailboats and their crews. The photographic work of Alan Villiers is an important record of early 20th century maritime history. Villiers captures life aboard the last of the great merchant sail ships. He has provided us with a singular record of the end of an era. Villiers worked on several commercial sailing vessels before taking on a job as a journalist on a whaling expedition to Antarctica in 1923. These powerful images, published for the first time in this volume, date from the late 1920s through the 1930s. 2000. Soft cover. 224 pages.