[Providence]: Rhode Island Historical Society, 1923. Reprinted from Rhode Island Historical Society Collections, October 1923.Illustrated. First Edition. Signed presentation from Nicholson inside the front cover: “For Clifford W. Ashley with the compliments of Paul C. Nicholson. Dec. 8,1927.” Ashley [1881-1947] was a noted artist, sailor, and an expert on nautical knots. Block Island double-enders were the main method of transportation for Block Islanders in the 18th and 19th centuries, until schooners and catboats became more popular. Double-enders were designed and built on the island and have been considered one of the most seaworthy open boats ever built. A scarce booklet- I have been unable to find any other copy in the marketplace. 8vo., gray printed wraps; 8 pages. Item #57153
Very Good (some browning near spine on front cover & very faint crease; contents clean & tight with brief pencil notations of page 5).