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Fighting Ships 1750 - 1850

£19.99

Product description

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 1755-62, The Napoleonic Wars 1803-15, The War of American Independence 1775-1783, The War of 1812, Exploration c.1770-1794, The Last Days of Sail, The French Revolutionary Wars 1792-1802 & Steam and Iron.

No dust jacket. The illustrated large format hard covers are in good condition except that the spine has been bumped at the bottom. The end papers are clean, the pages are in very good condition.

This item is a heavy book and will be sent via Courier and an increased postage cost of £8.50.

Item details

Author(s):
Sam Willis
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
44cm x 36cm
Edition:
2007
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9781847242037
Number of pages:
224
Publisher:
Quercus

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£8.50
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About this item

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 1755-62, The Napoleonic Wars 1803-15, The War of American Independence 1775-1783, The War of 1812, Exploration c.1770-1794, The Last Days of Sail, The French Revolutionary Wars 1792-1802 & Steam and Iron.

No dust jacket. The illustrated large format hard covers are in good condition except that the spine has been bumped at the bottom. The end papers are clean, the pages are in very good condition.

This item is a heavy book and will be sent via Courier and an increased postage cost of £8.50.

Author(s):
Sam Willis
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
44cm x 36cm
Edition:
2007
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9781847242037
Number of pages:
224
Publisher:
Quercus

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