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Men-Of-War : Life in Nelsons Navy

PATRICK O'BRIAN

ISBN 10: 0393038580 / ISBN 13: 9780393038583
Published by W W Norton & Co Inc November 1995, 1995
Used Condition: Fine (F) Hardcover
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Very collectable condition. Appears unread, crisp, clean, bright and tight. Now protected with Durafold unattached to jacket. Near fine book/Near Fine Dust Jacket. BEAUTIFUL copy. Satisfaction guarantee. W.W.Norton & Company, New York and London, 1995. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Fine. First American Edition. 8vo - over 7¾' - 9¾' tall. Black and white, color illustrations from the National Maritime Museum, London among other. A great companion to O'Brian's Aubrey/ Maturin series set in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars. Brown boards with gilt lettering on spine. Bookseller Inventory # 20090324105381

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Title: Men-Of-War : Life in Nelsons Navy

Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc November 1995

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine (F)

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

A concise overview, richly illustrated, of the historical background to the acclaimed Aubrey/Maturin novels.

This book is a companion to Patrick O'Brian's sea novels, a straightforward exploration of what daily life in Nelson's navy was really like, for everyone from the captain down to the rawest recruit. What did they eat? What songs did they sing? What was the schedule of watches? How were the officers and crew paid, and what was the division of prize-money?

These questions and many more are answered in Patrick O'Brian's elegant narrative, which includes wonderful anecdotal material on the battles and commanders that established Britain's naval supremacy. Line drawings and charts help us to understand the construction and rigging of the great ships, the types and disposition of the guns, and how they were operated in battle. A number of contemporary drawings and cartoons illustrate aspects of naval life from the press gang to the scullery. Finally, a generous selection of full-color paintings render the majesty and the excitement of fleet actions in the age of fighting sail. Photographs, drawings, cartoons, charts, and full-color paintings

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Any Aubrey Maturin reader determined to learn the locations of the orlop and the mizenmast, the etiquette of epaulettes, or the range of a 32-pounder will delight in this invaluable reference companion to O'Brian's epic and series. An exploration of what daily life was like in Nelson's navy, for everyone from the captain on down to the rawest recruit. Line drawings and charts help us understand the construction and rigging of the great ships, the types and dispositions of the guns, and how they operated in battle. Contemporary drawings and cartoons illustrate aspects of naval life from the press gang to the scullery. Finally, a generous selection of full-color paintings renders the majesty and the excitement of fleet actions in the age of fighting sail.

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