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Historic sail : the glory of the sailing ship from the 13th to the 19th century

Author: Joseph Wheatley; Stephen Howarth
Publisher: London : Greenhill Books ; Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This special, large format, illustrated book is a panorama of some of the most elegant ships ever built and an addition to literature on this subject." "Historic Sail presents colour artwork by Joseph Wheatley and text by the leading naval historian Stephen Howarth. This book covers the period from the Middle Ages to the near demise of the sailing ship towards the end of the nineteenth century, with particular  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Wheatley; Stephen Howarth
ISBN: 1853673994 9781853673993
OCLC Number: 43481700
Description: 206 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 33 cm
Responsibility: plates by Joseph Wheatley ; text by Stephen Howarth.

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"This special, large format, illustrated book is a panorama of some of the most elegant ships ever built and an addition to literature on this subject." "Historic Sail presents colour artwork by Joseph Wheatley and text by the leading naval historian Stephen Howarth. This book covers the period from the Middle Ages to the near demise of the sailing ship towards the end of the nineteenth century, with particular emphasis on the golden age of sail - the years of exploration and discovery from 1450 to 1700"--Jacket.

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