Davis, Charles G.


Edward W. Sweetman Co., New York, rep. of the 1st ed. f 1933. Viii + 207 pp., 37 photos & plans (3 double-page) + numerous drawings & diagrams in text. Brown woven cloth ; black lettering. 22 x 14cm. FINE. A facsimile of a classic study first published in 1933 by the Marine Research Society in Salem. Specifically designed for those wishing to attempt a ‘plank-on-frame’ model, generally considered the most difficult convention of the ship model-maker’s art, the author uses a relatively simple vessel as an example : the brig LEXINGTON which fought in the American Revolutionary War. This well illustrated book deals with frames, fastenings, stern and sternposts, cant frames, deck beams, gunports and top-timbers, rails, planking, the head, rudder and fittings, hull fittings, deck fittings, ground tackle, boats, cannon, spars and rigging, etc. It was immediately established as the standard work on the subject.

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