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The Merchantmen

by Armstrong, Richard

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(London: Ernest Benn, 1969) 510126081. 4to; original green boards, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 128, incl. index; monochrome illustrations; maps. Tape marks to rear free endpaper; occasional spotting. Very good condition. Volume 3 in the series 'A History of Seafaring'. " ... Richard Armstrong brings his history of seafaring to date with an account of the development of the carrying trade, dealing not only with the enormous expansion and fundamental changes that have taken place in ships and shipping over the last two hundred years, but also with the economic and political pressures that lay behind them. ... Richard Armstrong shows the growth of docks, marine insurance, and other essential facilities, as well as achievements of individual seafarers in a period when the ethos of their profession was changing beyond recognition. Illustrated with many pictures and maps." .


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