1st.ed., 2004. 144 pp., over 150 paintings & drawings (chiefly cold.). D.j., 31 x 29cm. FINE. Signed Presentation Copy to the late Dr. Colin White inscribed : "To Colin, with many thanks for many kindnesses, and the warmest recollections of visits at the RN Museum. My best wishes, Geoff Hunt. Patrick O' Brian seminar, 3rd Oct. '04." Geoff Hunt, RSMA, is one of the most renowned and talented contemporary marine artists and enjoys an international reputation for his graphic and colourful dust jackets for Patrick O'Brian's naval novels. His paintings of square-riggers, sea battles, deck and port scenes, evoke the era of Nelson and fighting sail. This book is written by Geoff Hunt himself and for the first time in a single volume he brings together over 150 paintings in full colour in addition to detailed drawings. He describes his artistic career, his painting techniques and the sources that have influenced his work. He provides Case Studies where he explains his inspiration and lengthy progression from notes and sketches to the final finished painting. The plate section of the book has distinct themes which include Nelson's Navy, the American Revolution, and the War of 1812.