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The Sea Story: Being a Guide to Nautical Reading from Ancient Times to the Close of the Sailing Ship Era by  Frank Knight - First Edition - 1958 - from West Side Book Shop, ABAA (SKU: 002197)

The Sea Story: Being a Guide to Nautical Reading from Ancient Times to the Close of the Sailing Ship Era

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The Sea Story: Being a Guide to Nautical Reading from Ancient Times to the Close of the Sailing Ship Era

by Knight, Frank

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London: Macmillan and Co. Ltd., 1958 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo. xii, 240 pp, list of b&w plates, introduction, I. Two Sea Stories: The Voyage of the Argonauts; The Odyssey, II. The ancient World: The Mediterranean Scene, III. The Ancient World: The Ships, IV. The Ancient World: Navies, Battles and Admirals, V. The Vikings, VI. The Northern Ships, VII. Prelude to the Renaissance, VIII. The Century of Progress, IX. The Discovery of the World (1), X. The Discovery of the World (2), XI. The Discovery of the World (3), XII. The Discovery of the World (4), XIII. The Seamen's War, XIV. the Seamen's Victory and Betrayal, XV. Fooundations of Empire, XVI. The Making of a Navy, XVII. Towards Nelson's Navy, XVIII. Buccaneers, Privateers, Pirates, Smugglers, XIX. Round the World Again, XX. The Merchant Service, XXI. The Swan-Song of Sail. Appendix 1.: The Hakluyt Society and Others, Appendix 2: On the Use of Public Libraries. Index to the Text, Index to the Bibliography. First Edition, 1958. The Sea Story is a companion and guide to the reading of books about the sea, both fact and fiction. Parallel with this, it gives in outline the story of the sea itself; a summary and an explanation of developments in naval architecture, rigging, seamanship and navigation, the naval and mercantile services, exploration, naval warfare, piracy, commerce, etc. Each chapter contains a comprehensive list of books for further reading, including nearly 600 titles readily available to the average reader in the English language. Price clipped. 1/2" tringle chip at top edge spine near front panel dj with only the slightest edgewear, and lightly age-toned spine of same. Owner's Ex Libris Plate on front pastedown with only the faintest age-toning to endpapers mostly along gutters, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with gilt lettering to spine..

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Bookseller
West Side Book Shop, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
002197
Title
The Sea Story: Being a Guide to Nautical Reading from Ancient Times to the Close of the Sailing Ship Era
Author
Knight, Frank
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good +
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Macmillan and Co. Ltd.
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1958
Keywords
HIISTORY NAUTICAL HISTORY SAILING SHIPS
Bookseller catalogs
HISTORY;
Size
8vo

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