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We sell quality used, rare and out-of-print books online from our premises on the shore of Corio Bay, Australia.

Sad Paradise Books,
PO Box 8003, Rippleside, Australia, 3215
Tel.03 527 86922 (Australia)
Email: contact@sadparadise.com
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ABN: 18 376 517 250

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Praus of Indonesia
Nautical Books London 1982 First Edition ISBN 0333318102

A lovely tight, bright copy of this classic.

Large quarto in publisher's original blue boards with gilt title and credits to spine, 134 pages. Includes numerous black & white photographs, 15 colour photographs, diagrams of rigs & equipment, plans of boats, map, index and bibliography. Neat previous owner's name to free front endpaper, light shelfwear.

A stunning monograph on the world's largest remaining fleet of commercial sailing craft.

$125.00 AUD
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