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A History of Naval Architecture To Which is Prefixed an Introductory Dissertation on the Application of Mathematical Science to the Art of Naval Construction

By John Fincham

1851

Whittaker and Co : London

10" by 6.5"

viii, [17], x-lxxxiv; 415, [8]pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

A very smart first edition copy of this thorough exploration of Naval architecture. Scarce in the original cloth, this work has been written by an expert in the field.

Profusely illustrated, with fifty eight plates that demonstrate several examples of ships, and building techniques. Written by the master-shipwright of Her Majesty's Dockyard Portsmouth. John Fincham also wrote works such as 'An Outline of Ship-Building', ' A Treatise on Masting Ships' and 'Directions for Laying Off Ships'. Here Fincham gives a comprehensive look at the history of ship-building and theories of Naval Architecture from as early as the seventeenth century. He discusses this in the context of the importance of maritime power, and in reference to specific battles. Fincham displays how certain architectural and engineering features assisted in various sea battles. He writes on the development of various parts of the boat in a descriptive and technical sense providing information on different materials in great detail. A truly important work in displaying the fast development the British had in their ship-building over a short period of time, assisting them in being a leading force on the water. With the errata. A superior copy in the original cloth, of this important maritime work.

CONDITION

In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, smart, with just some light rubbing to the joints and to the head and tail of spine. Spine has faded slightly as is usual. Minor shelfwear to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright. Offsetting from frontispiece as is usual. Otherwise, just the odd spot to pages.

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed

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