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The book of old ships and something of their evolution and romance : wherein will be found drawings and descriptions of many varieties of vessels, both long and round, showing their development from most remote times; the portraiture of their progress, their garnishment, etc., etc., together with divers dissertations upon the origins of shipping; also an appendix wherein will be discovered to the inquisitive much information appertaining to the ancient uses and customs of the sea and mariners Preview this item
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The book of old ships and something of their evolution and romance : wherein will be found drawings and descriptions of many varieties of vessels, both long and round, showing their development from most remote times; the portraiture of their progress, their garnishment, etc., etc., together with divers dissertations upon the origins of shipping; also an appendix wherein will be discovered to the inquisitive much information appertaining to the ancient uses and customs of the sea and mariners

Author: Henry B Culver; Gordon Grant
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Garden City Pub. Co., Inc., [©1935]
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Genre/Form: History
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Culver, Henry B. (Henry Brundage), b. 1869.
Book of old ships and something of their evolution and romance.
Garden City, N.Y., Garden City Pub. Co., inc. [©1935]
(OCoLC)602120536
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry B Culver; Gordon Grant
OCLC Number: 1391600
Notes: Illustrated lining-papers.
Descriptive text on verso of frontispiece.
Description: 3 preliminary leaves, xi-xxiv pages, 1 leaf, 306 pages including illustrations, plates (some color) color frontispiece ; 29 cm
Contents: Part I: Long ships --
Galleys --
An Egyptian galley, 1600 B. C. --
A Greek galley, 500 B. C. --
A Roman trireme --
The Viking long ship --
The Seventeenth century galley --
The Galleass --
Part II: Round ships --
Round ships --
A Greek merchantman --
A mediæval ship --
A thirteenth century English warship --
An early Fifteenth century merchant ship --
The carrack --
Late Fifteenth century ship --
An early sixteenth century ship --
The hulk --
The caravel --
The galleon --
An Elizabethan ship of 1588 --
The cromster --
A late Sixteenth century English ship --
An early Seventeenth century Dutch merchant ship --
The Buss --
The Dutch galliot --
An English sixty-gun ship of about the year 1960 --
The flute --
A late Seventeenth century French ship of the first rate --
A Dutch ship of the end of the Seventeenth century --
The ketch --
An Eighteenth century seventy-four gun ship --
An East Indiaman of 1750 --
The lugger --
The howker --
The bugalet --
An eighteenth century Frigate --
The Felucca --
The Barque provençale --
The tartane --
The Norwegian cat --
The bilander --
The fire ship --
The pink --
The patache --
Polacre --
The Xebec --
The saïque --
A capital ship of 1820 --
A frigate of 1820 --
The brig --
The snow --
The brigantine --
Extracts from the log of the ship "Felicity" --
The corvette --
The topsail schooner --
The goëlette --
The packet ship --
A new Bedford whaling bark --
The Barquentine --
Clipper ship of 1850 --
The modern super ship.
Responsibility: illustrated in line and color with a variety of original designs of shipping compiled from authentic sources drawn by Gordon Grant; text by Henry B. Culver.

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