A marvel of artistic endeavour, by a famous recorder of the minute details of late 19th and early 20th century sailing ships. The fine quality of the line drawings is quite amazing.
50 full-page working drawings and 200 detail sketches, describing spar construction and rig of nineteenth and twentieth century Sailing Ships. There are many astoundingly detailed drawings of Standing Rigging, Running Rigging, and Sails, while the working and rig of various types of self-reeling topsail, lead of gear and function of brace and halliard winches, etc., are fully explained. All running rigging is followed from sail to pin describing in detail the type and position of every block and rigging fairlead through which it passes. Full belaying pin and fairlead diagrams are given for each mast, together with a large folding plate showing the position and use of every pin in the Ship. Separate chapters cover the Sailing Coaster and unusual Rigs. One full chapter is devoted to tables of Spar proportions and rigging sizes for various size of ship.
300 pages, 10" x 8" 4 appendices and very full index
Very Fine condition in clear wrapper, which is deteriorating at the spine
Hard cover Very Good condition with dustcover in clear wrapper only Fair, some staining of rear hard cover from wrapper bleeding. Clear wrapper poor
376pp. Over 200 photos, some very fine line drawings, illustrations, tables, appendices. long index
several large fold out drawings
As can be seen by the number of reprints this book has an unending appeal to enthusiasts.
see image for the author's precis.
128 pp. over 100 fine line drawings. long index. glossary of sail ship terms
Very Fine condition in clear wrapper
A book to browse many times over.
A stunningly detailed study of the rigs of over 30 full rigged ships. The line drawings are pleasing and the fine line sail plans with accompanying text make it clear how amazing was the technology employed to get the most from a breath of wind!
128 pp. full index. over 60 line drawings and plans
Fine condition apart from staining of end pages by adhesive tape used to secure the clear wrapper.
A masterpiece of fine artistry in drawing and text describing methods used tp produce sailing ship models of marvellous detail. Illustrated by the author in very fine line drawings, plans and photos. Long index.
The delicacy of construction and of the drawings with it, are astounding.
152 pp. plus appendix and index.
Very Fine condition Dust cover Fine under clear wrapper. A book that has been treasured by past owners.
The complete history of ocean-going sailing ship design from ketch and barque to clipper and all in between
302 pp. plus 100 hand drawn plates of high quality. many photos all B&W. many fine line drawings by te author full index and appendix and bibliography
A work to savour over many years and a valuable collectors' item. Rare and sought-after
This copy Very Fine condition under clear wrapper (which has deteriorated leaving book unaffected)