BRAYNARD, FRANK The Tall Ships. Official OpSail '76 Portfolio.
New York: Sabine Press, 1976. Deluxe limited edition, no. G147 of an unspecified limitation, signed by the author. Loose plates as issued in cloth portfolio. 14 x 11 inches; 4 sheets of text, 20 plates. Tissue guard a bit wrinkled, else about fine.
Commemorates the Operation Sail 1976, or OpSail '76, which was a centerpiece for the U.S. Bicentennial celebration. President Gerald Ford reviewed the parade of sail from the deck of the USS Forrestal, complete with a 21-gun salute. Braynard estimated that it was "the biggest assemblage of ships since the Battle of Navarino in 1827."
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