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The Anatomy of Nelson's Ships by  C Nepean Longridge - Hardcover - Reprint - 1961 - from E. Manning Books (SKU: 527)

The Anatomy of Nelson's Ships

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The Anatomy of Nelson's Ships

by Longridge, C Nepean

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Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD. 1961. ISBN: 0870210777. Hardcover (7.5 x 9.75 inches (19 x 25 cm)), 283 pages. Reprint - Eighth Impression 1981. The book is in Very Good condition. Green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Lightly bumped/rubbed. Pages browning/foxing. Soiling (spots) on page fore edge. The dust jacket (dj) is in Good+ condition. It is bumped, rubbed and chipped. Small tears with chips (pieces) missing at head and foot of spine (corners) and at the upper corner of the front flap. There is noticeable creasing along edges, with rubbing and soiling noted along the crease of the rear flap fold. Some soiling, specifically a series of small specks on the front cover in the area of the title block. The dj is not clipped, although there is no price indicated. The dust jacket is protected in an archival (removable) book jacket cover. Nelson's history has been written from every possible angle, but this is not so with his ships. In this book, Dr. Longridge was able to compile from authentic sources and his scale model of HMS Victory, a veritable treasure trove for the naval historian and ship modeller. There are nearly 200 line drawings, designed by E. Bowness and executed by G.F. Campbell, ranging from elaborate perspective drawing of the complex gear at the fore top and crosstrees to the simplest detail. The foldout plans by G.F. Campbell include lines, inboard and outboard profile, deck plans of the hull, standing and running rigging plans, and a complete belaying pin plan. Such analysis of a ship of this period has never before been attempted, and the ship lover, naval architect and/or ship modeller of today is fortunate to have such a work.


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The Anatomy of Nelson's Ships
Longridge, C Nepean
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Naval Institute Press
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Annapolis, Md
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Admiral Lord Nelson, HMS Victory, Royal Navy, Naval History, Naval Architect, Modeller
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I am a full-time independent internet only bookseller with a growing general stock of collectible, out-of-print, and quality second-hand books. I have been an avid collector since 1997 and am an alumnus of the 2001 Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar. I proclaim no specialty, but tend to focus on Australiana, History/Military History and Vintage Paperbacks.Address: P.O. Box 801, Robertsdale, AL 36567-0801Email:"Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it." ~P.J. O'Rourke, Author/Political Satirist


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Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
fore edge
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