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Synopsis: This special, large format, illustrated book is a panorama of some of the most elegant ships ever built and an addition to literature on this subject.
Historic Sail presents colour artwork by Joseph Wheatley and text by the leading naval historian Stephen Howarth. This book covers the period from the Middle Ages to the near demise of the sailing ship towards the end of the nineteenth century, with particular emphasis on the golden age of sail - the years of exploration and discovery from 1450 to 1700.
From Publishers Weekly:
Howarth and Wheatley's spectacular collaboration isn't exactly a history of sailing ships. It's a beautiful and informative picture book aimed at nautically minded grownups--a set of splendid, full-page, high-contrast illustrations depicting 91 ships, from the medieval Danish vessel called a "cog" to a Scottish tea-carrying ship of 1869. Obscure striped flags dangle from looming diagonal spars, and intricate webs of rigging give space and position to sails actual and potential, as each of Wheatley's meticulously drawn crafts catches the wind from off the page. British naval historian Howarth (Nelson) provides a fact-filled paragraph to accompany each plate, and also supplies a long glossary at the end, defining such terms as "galleass" ("hybrid between an oar-powered galley and a sailing ship") and "jib-boom" ("extension to the bowsprit for mounting a flying jib"). Howarth and Wheatley's volume is the first book of reconstructed sailing-ship illustrations since the '60s, and incorporates new research on how medieval and Renaissance ships, in particular, must have looked and functioned. Maritime duffers will admire the drawings' elegance, while nautical experts will thrill to Howarth and Wheatley's grasp of technical detail. German cogs, Howarth writes, "were characterized by an angular straight stem-post," while English and Danish cogs kept their stem-posts curved--those stem posts "prevented the use of a tiller; instead the rudder was fitted with a crossbar equipped with rope tackles to work it." BOMC alternate. (May)
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Title: Historic Sail: The Glory of the Sailing Ship...
Publisher: Greenhill Books
Publication Date: 2000
Book Condition: Used: Like New
Book Description Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: Good. UNCLIPPED DUST JACKET. BOOK SHOWS SOME WEAR WITH SLIGHT WATER-STAINING TO BOTTOM-RIGHT OF BACK OF DUST JACKET. A VERY GOOD READING/REFERENCE COPY. CONTENT CLEAN, TIDY, BRIGHT AND FRESH THROUGHOUT. **SENT FIRST CLASS MAIL FROM UK STOCK.** "Always choose readerz3, the best deal around for YOU and me!" 16. Seller Inventory # BJ-FBL2-8ZEO
Book Description Greenhill BookS, GB, 2000. Hardback. Condition: nrFine. Dust Jacket Condition: VG DW. Blue cloth with silver lettering to spine. Book is in nearly fine condition with only slightest signs of wear and/or age. Bottom right hand corner of front cover a bit rubbed. Dustwrapper/dustjacket is in very good condition. Small closed tear to bottom fold edge of back cover. SPECIAL POSTAGE RATES APPLY Packed weight 2000g. Seller Inventory # r033.100
Book Description Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal. Condition: Acceptable. Used - Acceptable. Wear and tear to cover. Ex-library with wear and barcode page may have been removed. Seller Inventory # Z1-C-079-A-00299
Book Description Greenhill Books, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Oversized hardbound with dust jacket. No markings noted. Slight wear at tips of spine, else very good condition. Jacket with mild edgewear, loosening. Note: because of this book's large size, extra charges will be requested for shipping outside the United States. Seller Inventory # 49780obz
Book Description Greenhill Books, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG1853673994
Book Description Greenhill Books, London, 2000. Oversize hardcover in fine condition. Contents are clean, unmarked and tightly bound. Dustjacket is near fine with only minor sighns of handling.207 pgs. Seller Inventory # 014062s
Book Description Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, 2000. Half Bound Cloth. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Stephen Howarth (illustrator). The cover and endpapers are dark blue. 206 pages; 91 full-page, color illustrations; glossary; bib. The boards' front corners are lightly bumped. DJ: A margin of the front flap has a 3/4 in. stain. The bottom edge has three closed tears, up to 1/2 in. and a 1 1/2 in. crease line. A 3 1/2 in., light crease line is along the top edge of the front panel. The end of a fold has a 1/4 in. chip. Photos e-mailed upon request. Priority and international shipping will require extra shipping cost. Seller Inventory # 015055
Book Description Greenhill Books March 2000, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: Used - U2 - Very Good. Nice copy, in dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 5001504
Book Description Greenhill Books 2000-04, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: good. 1853673994. Seller Inventory # 503144
Book Description Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal, United Kingdom, 2000. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Joseph Wheatley (illustrator). lightly used. Seller Inventory # 016098