The Log of the Viperby H. Fiennes Speed
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He didn't cross vast oceans or explore uncharted lands, but H. Fiennes Speed's 1883 "Log of the Viper" gives us a fascinating view into the rise of the English middle class and the birth of sailing as a sport in Victorian England. Originally published as thee log books in "Cruises in Small Yachts and Big Canoes", this digital edition comprises the second half of the original text, and has been carefully edited from a first edition print, and includes 37 lively illustrations by the author, along with maps and supplemental information from the editor of the digital edition.
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