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Forty famous ships; their beginnings, 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 beginnings, 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: New York, Garden City Pub. Co. [1938]
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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,  Read more...
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Culver, Henry B. (Henry Brundage), b. 1869.
Forty famous ships.
New York, Garden City Pub. Co. [1938]
(OCoLC)602120560
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry B Culver; Gordon Grant
OCLC Number: 4790213
Notes: Illustrated lining-papers; tail-pieces.
Description: xiv, 320 pages including illustrations, color plates color frontispiece 29 cm
Contents: The Vittoria --
The Pelican or Golden Hind --
The Resolution --
The Bounty --
The Cutty Sark.
Responsibility: by Henry B. Culver; the whole accurately, and instructively delineated, partly in color and partly in line according to contemporaneous portrayals or verisimilar representations thereof by Gordon Grant.

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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.

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