Lavery, Brian, & Simon Stephens
- Ship Models Their Purpose and Development from 1650 to the Present
Zwemmer//Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd., London, 1995.
First edition. Square quarto; hardcover, with gilt spine titles; 256pp., with a full-colour frontispiece and many monochrome and full-colour illustrations. Moderate wear; slightly cocked; softening to the spine extremities; text block top edge lightly dusted. Dustwrapper a little rubbed and edgeworn; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good. The National Maritime Museum at Greenwich houses one of the most celebrated collections of ship models in the world and its riches are presented here, from the magnificent Navy Board models of Samuel Pepys's day through replicas of frigates, steamships, clippers, battleships, cargo and passenger ships, to the aircraft carriers and submarines of today. Models made by French prisoners-of-war are examined, as are the marvellous 'builders' models made in the golden years of British shipbuilding, from 1860 to 1960, along with models of ports, lighthouses, ship and dockyards, and ships fittings.
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