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xii + lxxxiv + 416pp, 58 plates, attractive blue cloth, dw. AJS: With an introduction by John Leather. This substantial volume, firstûpublished in 1851 and now reprinted, traces the history of ship-buildingûfrom classical times to the beginning of steam navigation in the RoyalûNavy. The author describes the progress of many sea battles and explainsûtheir outcome in relation to the construction and economics of the shipsûinvolved. The well-illustrated text also covers the material and buildingûof ships, their lines and sailing qualities; valuable appendices recordûthe vessels of the English and French navies.ûBruzelius: 58 finely engraved plates from the era of galleys, hull plans,ûships of the line in the reigns of Elizabeth to George IV, sterns, timbersûand up to sections of steam auxiliaries built in 1849.ûWitt Collection: Born in 1785. He was master Ship Shipwright of H.M.ûDockyard, Portsmouth and lectured at the Central School of Mathematicsûand Naval Construction. He died in 1859.
Title: A History of Naval Architecture [to Which is Prefixed an Introductory Dissertation on the Aplication of Mathematical Science to the Art of Naval Construction].
Publisher: 1851 rp 1979,
kg: 1.00 kg
Seller ID: 400