Engineering & Technology / Sailing and Ships / The Romance of the Merchant Ship by Ellison Hawkes Ellison Hawkes George Harrap, 1931: first edition blue cloth hardcover with gilt lettering to spine: 319 pages including index: 40 pages of black and white plates: 70 black and white illustrations / diagrams to text.  Synopsis: A comprehensively illustrated history of the ship written in 1931 by Ellison Hawks, who states in his preface ' I have endeavoured to present as far as is possible within the limits of a single volume, a picture of  the ship as it has carried man and his belongings across the seas century after century.'  Contents: -- 1: Ships of the Ancients. 2: Early Ships in Northern Waters.  3: The Ships of the Explorers.  4: Some Famous Sailing Ships.  5: Types and Rigs of Sailing Ships.  6: The Coming of the Steamship.  7: Early Steamship Building in Great Britain.  8: The First Steamship Crossing of the Atlantic.  9: The Coming of the Iron Ship.  10: Transatlantic Liners of Today .  11: Some Modern Liners and Their Owners.  12: The Modern Marine Engine.  13: Motor and Electrically Propelled Ships.  14: Cargo Ships and Oil Tankers.  15: Refrigerator and Other Vessels.  16: Building of the Ship.  17: Launching and Fitting the Ship.  18: Finding One's Way at Sea.  19: How a  Ship Is Navigated.  Index.  Condition: edges of hardcover rubbed: ownership inscription and gift inscription dated 1938 to front end papers: preliminary pages, endpapers, last few pages of the index and some page margins foxed: contents  clean: overall good and collectable used books
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  • Book Title: The Romance of the Merchant Ship
  • Author: Ellison Hawkes
  • ISBN: MW00176531999
  • Publisher: George Harrap
  • Year Published: 1931
  • Our Normal Price: £23.10 GBP ($30.03 USD)
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  • Description: George Harrap, 1931: first edition blue cloth hardcover with gilt lettering to spine: 319 pages including index: 40 pages of black and white plates: 70 black and white illustrations / diagrams to text. Synopsis: A comprehensively illustrated history of the ship written in 1931 by Ellison Hawks, who states in his preface ' I have endeavoured to present as far as is possible within the limits of a single volume, a picture of the ship as it has carried man and his belongings across the seas century after century.' Contents: -- 1: Ships of the Ancients. 2: Early Ships in Northern Waters. 3: The Ships of the Explorers. 4: Some Famous Sailing Ships. 5: Types and Rigs of Sailing Ships. 6: The Coming of the Steamship. 7: Early Steamship Building in Great Britain. 8: The First Steamship Crossing of the Atlantic. 9: The Coming of the Iron Ship. 10: Transatlantic Liners of Today . 11: Some Modern Liners and Their Owners. 12: The Modern Marine Engine. 13: Motor and Electrically Propelled Ships. 14: Cargo Ships and Oil Tankers. 15: Refrigerator and Other Vessels. 16: Building of the Ship. 17: Launching and Fitting the Ship. 18: Finding One's Way at Sea. 19: How a Ship Is Navigated. Index. Condition: edges of hardcover rubbed: ownership inscription and gift inscription dated 1938 to front end papers: preliminary pages, endpapers, last few pages of the index and some page margins foxed: contents clean: overall good and collectable
  • Condition: Collectable- Acceptable
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  • Binding: Hardback
  • Type: Used Books

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