Life Aboard the Last Great Ships
by John Malcolm Brinnin
Illustrated w/ VINTAGE PHOTOS
Dorset Press, c1987, Number run (M987654321), 271 pages, coffee table sized book (LARGE). EXCELLENT Condition Hardcover with a VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT Condition Dust Jacket. This book has small gift inscription on back of fep & light dj wear. Pages & Binding are NICE & TIGHT!
This volume contains COLOR PLATES and/or Drawings, with Descriptions of OVER SIXTY old ships from the galley of ancient Egypt 1600 B.C. to the swift sailing clipper ships of the 19th Century, including the modern super ship, a five masted bark. Based on ascertainable fact, the history of the development of certain types of sailing craft is presented from the time of their earliest appearance in pictorial and written evidence to the point of attaining their most significant form, along with information on the origins of shipping and the ancient uses and customs of the sea and mariners.
Includes different Galley Ships, Viking Long Ship, Round Ships, Warships, Merchant Ships, The Lugger, the Howker, the Felucca, the Tartane, the Norwegian Cat, the Brigantine, the Corvette, the Barquentine, the Clipper ship and MANY, MANY MORE! The Appendix includes a PLAN OF A GALLEY, 6 Typical Sterns, Typical Stern Lanterns, Setting of Stud Sails, Cannon, a Typical Bow, the Whipstaff, and Notes.
KEYWORDS: Nautical History, Vintage Ships, Sailing, Schooner, Whaling, Art (COLOR PLATES or DRAWINGS could be removed to have Vintage Ship Décor ALL OVER in your home!)
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