Paris, 1st Eng. language ed., 1990. 70 pp., 5 plans (4 fldg. & an extra 3 spare fldg. plans tipped in) + many other ills, plans & drawings. C.c. with d.j. 31 x 23cm. Nr.FINE. A detailed study of LA JACINTHE, one of a class of eleven schooners built for the French Navy to the draughts of the shipwright, J. F. Delamoriniere. Built in 1823, she was designed for service in the colonies and for protecting merchant shipping. She saw action at the blockade of Cadiz six months after her launch, and her class continued to give service up to 1844. This monograph is designed for both the model-maker and for the student of historic sail. The five sheets of plans (1/48 scale) are bound in with the text whilst a further three spare plans (1, 2 & 5) are tipped in. Described with historical accuracy, the author provides a comprehensive study of this schooner, with hitherto unpublished material.