BUILT-UP SHIP MODEL

(Salem, MA.: Marine Research Institute, 1933).

A HIGHLY DETAILED AND AUTHORITATIVE WORK ON SHIP MODELING, and an invaluable reference for rigging, planking, and deck features of sailing ships. Includes plans and follows the construction of a 16 gun brig. As a young man the author worked as a draftsman for William Gardner, the Clydeside Scots steam yacht designer. He became an expert ship-modeler, and many of his models are now on display in the Stillman Building at Mystic Seaport, which also has archived the Charles G. Davis collection of Manuscripts. Item #29135

First edition. Marine Research Institute publication number twenty-five. Extensively illustrated with black and white photographs, drawings and plans both on plates, some of which are double-page, and throughout the text. Tall 8vo, publisher's original blue cloth, ruled and lettered on the spine in gilt, in the original printed dustjacket. viii, 206, ad. As nice a copy as one will likely ever find, the text fresh and clean, the binding firm and tight, the jacket complete and unchipped. The green jacket paper evenly faded to a pleasant tan, the printed text still vivid, the lightest hint of mellowing to the board edges.

Price: $125.00