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Ships & How They Sailed The Seven Seas (5000 B. C. - A. D. 1935) by  Hendrik Willem Van Loon - Signed First Edition - 1935 - from KEENER BOOKS (Member IOBA) and

Ships & How They Sailed The Seven Seas (5000 B. C. - A. D. 1935)

by Van Loon, Hendrik Willem

Condition: Very Good with no Dust Jacket

New York, New York: Simon & Schuster. Very Good with no Dust Jacket. 1935. Presumed First Edition. Hard Cover. 005573: "New York Readers' League of America. " Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Boards and pages are clean, unmarked (except for prior owner's name and date - 5/4/42 neatly inscribed at top of front flyleaf) , bright (with overall even page tanning) , tightly bound and sharp cornered. Contains many line drawings throughout. Content Chapters include: In The Beginning * The Early Ships of the River Nile and of the Eastern Mediterranean * The Beginning of Shipbuilding in the Eastern Half of the Mediterranean * The Beginning of Navigation in Northern Europe * Ships of the Mediterranean During the Middle Ages * What Finally Became of the Old Mediterranean Galleys and Why They Disappeared * The Ancient World Comes to an End Insofar as its Ships are Concerned and a New Floating World Makes Its Appearance * The Ships That Explored the Surface of our Planet * The Full-Rigged Ship Makes Its Appearance * I Return From Mere Monsters to the Ships of The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries * Seafaring Life in the Days of Nelson *A Short Catechism on the Appearance and the Arrangement of Different Sorts of Boats * Steam Gives Its First Faint Puffs * Steam Puffs A Little Harder * What of the Future? : 5.25 x 7.75 in.: 311 pages .


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