Teaches a few basic knots: the bowline, sheet bend, and rolling hitch, among others - and splices in three-strand and braided rope. This book also covers decorative rope and canvaswork - the traditional arts of the sailor.
Hervey Garrett Smith was a self-employed marine artist and writer. A graduate of the Pratt Institute of New York, he did illustrations for many sailing magazines and National Geographic. The largest collection of his paintings is held by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.