1925 Old Ship Figure-Heads & Sterns With Which Are Associated Galleries, Hancing-Pieces, Catheads And Divers Other Matters That Concern The 'Grace And Countenance' Of Old Sailing-Ships
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Colour Plates, First Edition, Limited Edition, Pleasing Copy
The first edition of the work, limited to 1500 copies of which this is number 752. Collated complete. Profusely illustrated with eight tipped-in colour plates, forty seven monochrome plates to the rear of the work and many in-text vignettes. Plate two has been incorrectly bound opposite page twelve rather than page ten. Five of the coloured plates are by noted maritime illustrator Cecil King. L. G. Carr Laughton is acknowledged as a major driving force behind the Society of Nautical Research and was a longtime editor of The Mariner's Mirror. 'Old Ship Figure-Heads & Sterns' is Laughton's most well-known works and is a highly detailed and decorative study of the decoration of ships in the sailing ship era including H.M.S Victory and H.M.S. Termagant.
In a blue cloth binding with gilt detail. Externally in excellent condition with just some slight bumping to the head and tail of the spine. A few light marks to the boards. Bookseller's label of 'Dennen's Book Shop' to front free endpaper. Internally firmly bound. Pages bright and clean with just some marginal age toning and the odd spot.
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