Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1982. Hardcover. Dana Point, CA., Moonraker Publications, 1982, first edition. Clean, tight 4to, 320pp. A few small, chips along the edges and some scuffing to the tips. Near Fine / very good +. Item #18190
Starting with an introduction to nautical terminology and the priciples of marine architecture and sailing, it goes on to a history of shipbuilding before 1450 and talks about wooden ship contruction all the way to the iron ship. Deck furniture, boats, davits, ground tackle, bells, belfries, hour glasses, pumps, lights, steeing gear, the galley, and guns. A chapter on masts and spars, ropes and rigging, sails, flags, paints and finishes. Hull types, scales, plans and how to build a plank-on-frame model. Terrific, heavily illustrated book with 80 pages in full color.