Dublin: Wolfhound Press, (1992). First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto, blue paper over boards, 192pp, fully ilus. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #900018
The 9000 year legacy of the Irish vessel, the currach, from its origins as a small skin (or hide) boat to its development as a large, ocean-going craft which secured a primal place in the history of marine exploration. Here, too, are details of those using the craft through history, their lives and legends. Replete with literary narrative, anecdote, history and technical description, and illustrated with line drawings, photographs, maps, plans of currach types, and drawings of related craft. Bumping to extreme lower corners of boards, near fine in rubbed dust wrapper and protective mylar.