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Fighting Sail : Three Hundred Years of Warfare at Sea by  Oliver Warner - Hardcover - 1979 - from Godley Books and Biblio.com

Fighting Sail : Three Hundred Years of Warfare at Sea

by Warner, Oliver

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


London: BCA, 1979. No marks or inscriptions. A very clean very tight copy with bright unmarked boards and minor bumping to upper corners. Dust jacket not price clipped or marked, torn or creasedwith traces of handling and slight fading to spine. 192pp. The span of this book extrends from the ousting of oared vessels by sail at the end of the fifteenth century until the complete revolution brought about by the coming of steam in the nineteenth century. Very well illustrated. . Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 11 x 8.75 inches.




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