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A Boatbuilder’s Story

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A Boatbuilder’s Story
Percy Mitchell of Portmellon

Kingston, Mevagissey, 1968.

Paperback; 140 x 210 mm; 167 pages; illustrations within text; printed on good quality glossy paper. No dust jacket.

The book is in good condition. The binding is sound and tight though the book is slightly cocked. Some wear to the covers, particularly along the joints.
Born in 1901 Percy Mitchell had only rudimentary education but taught himself to design boats from a set of drawings in an old encyclopaedia. During the Second World War he built motor-cutters and MFVs for the Admiralty and after the War a whole galaxy of boats for service all over the world. The contents include a chronological index of boats built with yard numbers, line drawings and clear, precise descriptions of boatbuilding and launching operations together with the wealth of photographs.

Item details

PLU:
0
Author(s):
Percy Mitchell of Portmellon
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
140 x 210 mm
Edition:
1968
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
167
Publisher:
Kingston, Mevagissey.
Title:
A Boatbuilder’s Story

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A Boatbuilder’s Story
Percy Mitchell of Portmellon

Kingston, Mevagissey, 1968.

Paperback; 140 x 210 mm; 167 pages; illustrations within text; printed on good quality glossy paper. No dust jacket.

The book is in good condition. The binding is sound and tight though the book is slightly cocked. Some wear to the covers, particularly along the joints.
Born in 1901 Percy Mitchell had only rudimentary education but taught himself to design boats from a set of drawings in an old encyclopaedia. During the Second World War he built motor-cutters and MFVs for the Admiralty and after the War a whole galaxy of boats for service all over the world. The contents include a chronological index of boats built with yard numbers, line drawings and clear, precise descriptions of boatbuilding and launching operations together with the wealth of photographs.

PLU:
0
Author(s):
Percy Mitchell of Portmellon
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
140 x 210 mm
Edition:
1968
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
167
Publisher:
Kingston, Mevagissey.
Title:
A Boatbuilder’s Story

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