The Shell Book Of Sea Chanties (1952)

The Shell Book Of Sea Chanties – by The Shell Petroleum Company Limited (1952)

The first amazing thing about this collection is that it does not have an author. This book is a collection of the shanties, printed by concern Shell. Although we know the editor of the book, Hereward King. A very interesting collection; mentioned by Stan Hugill in his “Shanties From The Seven Seas” has several unique versions of popular shanties. As mentioned previously, the shanties printed in this book i.e versions of those shanties, you can not find anywhere else.

Of course; the unique versions described may only be of interest; to someone who is interested in the footnotes and materials mentioned by Stan Hugill. What is also worth mentioning is the absolutely spectacular graphics of this book; each illustration is a work of art and the print quality is second to none. Of course, if any of you are interested in any of the texts, please contact me privately; I would be glad to share.

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You can find excellent records of sea shanties here. If you want to discuss this book or share your opinion you can do it in my Facebook forum here, or below post in the comment section.

Related to The Shell Book Of Sea Chanties

Clifford Beckett – Shanties And Forebitters (1914)

Frederick Pease Harlow – The making of a sailor (1928)

Frederick Pease Harlow – Chanteying Aboard American Ships (1962)

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