VILLIERS, ALAN. 1903-1982.  Collection of 17 signed photographs depicting sailing ships, gelatin silver prints, printed 1931-1937,

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VILLIERS, ALAN. 1903-1982.
Collection of 17 signed photographs depicting sailing ships, gelatin silver prints, printed 1931-1937,

US$ 2,000 - 3,000
£ 1,500 - 2,300
VILLIERS, ALAN. 1903-1982.
Collection of 17 signed photographs depicting sailing ships, gelatin silver prints, printed 1931-1937, ranging in size from 7 x 10 inches to 13 x 17 inches, on wide margined mounts, each signed to mount lower right "Alan Villiers," with "Eastman Kodak Stores" stamps to the versos; with two additional unsigned Villiers gelatin silver prints, and an inscribed 3 x 5 inch photograph;
WITH: 17 books warmly inscribed by Villiers to Mr. and Mrs. Olney Herman, 1932-1953, mostly first editions, 14 with jackets, titles as follows: Whaling In The Frozen South, Falmouth for Orders, By Way of Cape Horn, Sea Dogs of Today, Vanished Fleets, The Sea in Ships, The Grain Race, Last of the Wind Ships, Cruise of the Conrad, Stormalong, The Making of a Sailor, Joey Goes To Sea, Sons of Sinbad, The Set of the Sails, The Coral Sea, The Quest of the Schooner Argus, and The Cutty Sark.

"There is little man has made that approaches anything in nature, but a sailing ship does." -Alan Villiers.

A collection of Villiers' original signed photographs capturing the nostalgia of a life at sea. The books are all inscribed to Mr. and Mrs. Olney Herman of Maurence, Illinois over the course of more than twenty years. The warmth of the inscriptions reveals a lengthy friendship between the adventurer, and his landlubber admirers.
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VILLIERS, ALAN. 1903-1982.  Collection of 17 signed photographs depicting sailing ships, gelatin silver prints, printed 1931-1937,
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