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Forty famous ships; their beginning, their life histories, their ultimate fate; being a collection of short, pleasant and diverting dissertations anent the several vessels therein comprehended, all of which have played their parts, some large, some small, in the great world drama of the sea, in acts of strife & in peaceful scenes, from the early Christian era to the present day. How and why they gained their great reputations; and sundry facts relative to their dimensions, rigging, furniture, etc., etc., etc.; based upon the accounts of reputable and reliable authorities, both ancient and modern, and devoid of technical or tiresome refinements ... Preview this item
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Forty famous ships; their beginning, their life histories, their ultimate fate; being a collection of short, pleasant and diverting dissertations anent the several vessels therein comprehended, all of which have played their parts, some large, some small, in the great world drama of the sea, in acts of strife & in peaceful scenes, from the early Christian era to the present day. How and why they gained their great reputations; and sundry facts relative to their dimensions, rigging, furniture, etc., etc., etc.; based upon the accounts of reputable and reliable authorities, both ancient and modern, and devoid of technical or tiresome refinements ...

Author: Henry B Culver; Gordon Grant
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, doran & Company, Inc., 1936.
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Culver, Henry B. (Henry Brundage), b. 1869.
Forty famous ships; their beginning, their life histories, their ultimate fate; being a collection of short, pleasant and diverting dissertations anent the several vessels therein comprehended, all of which have played their parts, some large, some small, in the great world drama of the sea, in acts of strife & in peaceful scenes, from the early Christian era to the present day. How and why they gained their great reputations; and sundry facts relative to their dimensions, rigging, furniture, etc., etc., etc.
Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, doran & company, inc., 1936
(OCoLC)654654918
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry B Culver; Gordon Grant
OCLC Number: 1595306
Notes: Tail-pieces.
"This edition is limited to 501 copies of which this is no 224" Signed: Henry B. Culver.
"First edition."
Description: 6 preliminary leaves, vii-xiv pages 2 leaves, 3-320 pages including illustrations, color plates color frontispiece 29 x 22 cm
Contents: St. Paul's ship --
La Cordelière --
The Henri Grâce à Dieu --
The Vittoria --
La Petite Hermine --
The Pelican or Golden Hind --
The San Martin --
The Mayflower --
The Half Moon --
La Couronne --
The Sovereign of the Seas --
The Mary --
Le Soleil Royal --
Le Bon --
The Victory --
The Bon Homme Richard --
La Belle Poule --
The Resolution --
The Bounty --
The Bellerophon --
L'Orient --
The Constitution --
The Enterprise --
Fulton's Steamboat of Clermont --
The Lawrence --
The City of Savannah --
The Charles W. Morgan --
The Flying Cloud --
The American --
The Dreadnought --
The Great Eastern --
The Hartford --
The Monitor --
The Cutty Sark --
The Maine --
The Oregon --
The Roosevelt --
The Mauretania --
The Queen Mary --
The General Armstrong --
The Fram --
The Gjoa.
Responsibility: by Henry B. Culver; the whole accurately and instructively delineated partly in color and partly in line according to contemporaneous portrayals or veri-similar representations thereof by Gordon Grant.

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