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Fighting ships, 1750-1850

£45.00

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Quercus, London, 2007, First edition. Hardback, bound in black cloth with title in gilt on spine; Large Folio, 223 pp, Foreward by N.A.M. Roger; illustrated D/J. Book condition: As new. D/J condition: Fine. This stunning collection of over 170 large-format colour illustrations includes paintings of ships at sea, in action, in convoy, and in siege; architectural drawings; battle diagrams; sea charts and signals; portraits of leading figures in naval history; and details of guns, sails, and life below deck. Taken from contemporary sources, they range from the Seven Years' War to the American Civil War. The book focuses on the navies of all the major Atlantic sea powers of the time, including Britain, America, France, Holland, Sweden and Russia.Arranged in chronological order, each illustration is accompanied by an extended caption that adds to this visual feast a compelling history of naval warfare in the last great age of sail.This volume is divided into eight chapters:The Seven Years' War 1755-62The Napoleonic Wars 1803-15 The War of American Independence 1775-1783The War of 1812The Years of Exploration c.1770-1794The Last Days of SailThe French Revolutionary Wars 1792-1802Steam and Iron

Item details

Author(s):
Sam Willis
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
360 mm x 440 mm
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1847241719
ISBN-13:
9781847241719
Number of pages:
223
Publisher:
Quercus
Title:
Fighting Ships 1750 - 1850

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Quercus, London, 2007, First edition. Hardback, bound in black cloth with title in gilt on spine; Large Folio, 223 pp, Foreward by N.A.M. Roger; illustrated D/J. Book condition: As new. D/J condition: Fine. This stunning collection of over 170 large-format colour illustrations includes paintings of ships at sea, in action, in convoy, and in siege; architectural drawings; battle diagrams; sea charts and signals; portraits of leading figures in naval history; and details of guns, sails, and life below deck. Taken from contemporary sources, they range from the Seven Years' War to the American Civil War. The book focuses on the navies of all the major Atlantic sea powers of the time, including Britain, America, France, Holland, Sweden and Russia.Arranged in chronological order, each illustration is accompanied by an extended caption that adds to this visual feast a compelling history of naval warfare in the last great age of sail.This volume is divided into eight chapters:The Seven Years' War 1755-62The Napoleonic Wars 1803-15 The War of American Independence 1775-1783The War of 1812The Years of Exploration c.1770-1794The Last Days of SailThe French Revolutionary Wars 1792-1802Steam and Iron

Author(s):
Sam Willis
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
360 mm x 440 mm
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1847241719
ISBN-13:
9781847241719
Number of pages:
223
Publisher:
Quercus
Title:
Fighting Ships 1750 - 1850

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