with which are associated Galleries, Hancing-Pieces, Catheads and divers other matters that concern the 'Grace and Countenance of old sailing ships'
by L.G. Carr Laughton
Conway Maritime Press, 1991.
large format hardback [30x25cm]. 296 pages + plates. ISBN 0851775950 .
very good condition in the navy blue cloth gilt, as usual the gilt just a little rubbed on the spine. in the slip-case.
a really good quality full-size reprint of this important 1925 study, designed to illustrate systematically the development of ship ornamentation by bringing all available forms of the principal features into their proper sequence.
the authoritative text is complemented by a wealth of illustration, including eight full colour and nearly fifty monochrome plates, plus numerous line drawings in the text.
limited to 750 numbered copies.