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208460
Bowen, John (ed.)
Model Shipwright 1972-1997 An Anthology
Conway Maritime Press, London, 1997.
Quarto hardcover; red boards with gilt spine titling; 192pp., b&w illustrations. Minor wear only; near fine in like dustwrapper.
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$35
208426
Feldman, Clayton A.
Modeling an Armed Virginia Sloop of 1768
Phoenix Publications, Cedarburg, 1991.
Quarto; paperback; 118pp., monochrome illustrations. Mild wear; rubbing and edgewear to covers. Near fine.
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$35
208589
Franklin, John
Navy Board Ship Models 1650-1750
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis MD, 1989.
First edition. Quarto; hardcover, with gilt spine titles; 186pp., with 8pp. of colour plates and many monochrome illustrations. Mild wear; spine extremities softened; a small coffee stain to the text block fore-edge. Dustwrapper is lightly rubbed and edgeworn; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good. The official Admiralty or Dockyard model is universally acknowledged to be the most sophisticated expression of the ship modeller's art; yet, apart from the belief that such models were useful adjuncts in the design stages of their full-size prototypes, not a great deal is known about them. The identity of the modellers, and, indeed, often the identity of the models themselves, remain uncertain and have provoked debate amongst scholars for decades. In this book the background and use of the models is fully discussed before the author turns to a detailed analysis of their materials, construction techniques and decoration, with a whole section devoted to their controversial style of framing. The second half of the book comprises a representative selection of some two dozen of the best models described in detail, with photographs and line drawings. There are several appendices dealing with contemporary references to various models.
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$50
208575
Freeston, Ewart C.
Prisoner of War Ship Models 1775-1825
Conway Maritime Press Ltd., London, 1987.
Reprint: quarto; hardcover, with gilt spine titles; 174pp., with a monochrome frontispiece and many illustrations likewise. Mild wear; slightly rolled; spine extremities softened; light scattered foxing to the preliminaries. Price-clipped dustwrapper is lightly rubbed and edgeworn; foxing to the flaps and verso; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good. This survey of bone ship models made by French and American prisoners during and after the Napoleonic wars covers the wide range of warships from a size of less than two inches to more than seven feet. The book also outlines some of the other varied materials which were used including ivory, wood, straw and tortoiseshell. The sails as well as the hulls were made from these materials and sometimes even the rigging. The author looks at the prisoners themselves, their working conditions, the tools they used and their motives and methods of sale. As records of the ships of the period they are valuable since few builders' models were made during the war: as objects of aesthetic appeal they have been widely sought after both by museums and individuals.
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$40
72542
Grimwood, V.R. (Foreword by Howard L. Chapelle)
American Ship Models and How to Build Them
Bonanza Books/W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York NY, 1942.
Quarto; hardcover, full cloth with upper board decoration; 187pp., with maps and many monochrome illustrations. Mild wear; board edges and corners well-worn, upper board slightly fanned; light spotting and toning to the text block edges, offsetting and spotting to endpapers and preliminaries. Foxed dustwrapper with large missing segments on upper edge and small missing segment on lower front edge, some scraping; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$30
208457
Hahn, Harold M. (photos Barbara Nenonen)
Ships of the American Revolution and Their Models
Naval Institute Press, 1988.
Quarto hardcover; blue boards with gilt spine titling; 286pp., b&w illustrations. Scattered spotting to endpapers; foxing to prelims and title page; faint spotting to text block edges. Very good in slightly rubbed dustwrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film with white paper backing.
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$30
204482
Hanna, Jay S.
The Shipcarver's Handbook How to Design and Execute Traditional Maritime Carvings
Wooden Boat Publications Inc., Brooklin ME, 1988.
Quarto; hardcover, with upper board titles; 108pp., with many diagrams and monochrome illustrations. Minor wear. Dustwrapper. Near fine.
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$24
208532
Hobbs, Edward W.
How to Make Clipper Ship Models A Practical Manual dealing with every aspect of Clipper Ship Modelling from the Simplest Waterline Types to Fine Scale Models fit for Exhibition purposes
Brown Son & Ferguson Nautical Publishers Ltd., Glasgow Scotland UK, 1987.
Octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine and upper board titles; 213pp., with a monochrome frontispiece, many illustrations likewise and five folding schematics. Mild wear; some minor creasing to the folding schematics. Dustwrapper lightly rubbed and edgeworn; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$25
71252
Hobbs, Edward W.
How to Make Old Time Ship Models
Brown, Son & Ferguson, Glasgow, 1972.
Hardcover, octavo; blue boards with upper board and spine silver gilt titling; 208pp., monochrome illustrations and fold-out diagrams. Mild rubbing to board edges and corners; lightly toned text block edges; spotting to rear panel of dustwrapper and wear to edges and corners; creasing and chipping on spine extremities. Very good and protected in archival film with white paper backing.
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$30
208527
Isard, A.P. (Foreword by Percival Marshall)
The Model Shipbuilder's Manual of Fittings and Guns
David Mckay Company, Philadelphia PA, 1939.
Octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titles and decorations; 327pp., with a monochrome frontispiece, one plate likewise and many monochrome illustrations. Moderate wear; somewhat shaken; spine extremities softened; text block edges toned and top edge dusted; retailer's ink stamp to the front pastedown along with an ink scribble. Dustwrapper is rubbed and edgeworn; light chipping to the spine panel extremities and flap-turns; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$40
208525
Johnson, Gene
Ship Model Building Third Edition - Revised and Enlarged
Cornell Maritime Press Inc, Cambridge MA, 1961.
Reprint: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titles; 301pp. (+2pp. of adverts), with many monochrome illustrations, diagrams and schematics with two loosely inserted folding plans. Mild wear; text block edges lightly spotted. Price-clipped dustwrapper is rubbed and edgeworn with sunning along the spine panel and edges; light chipping to the spine panel extremities and flap-turns; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$30
208425
Julier, Keith
Period Ship Kit Builder's Manual
Special Interest Model Books, Poole UK, 2003.
Quarto paperback; 142pp., colour plates & b&w illustrations. A few small marks on text block edges; mild wear to cover edges with creasing on upper front corner. Very good to near fine.
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$20
208553
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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$60
32416
Lindsay, Norman (Foreword by Douglas Stewart; Quinton Davis, illus.)
Norman Lindsay's Ship Models
Angus & Robertson Ltd., Sydney NSW, 1966.
Quarto; hardcover, with gilt spine titles and upper board decoration and blind rules to the upper board; 98pp., with many monochrome and full-colour illustrations. Mild wear; slightly cocked; mild softening to the spine extremities; light spotting to the text block edges; mild spotting to the preliminaries; previous owner's name in ink to the half-title page. Dustwrapper lightly rubbed and edgeworn; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good to near fine. Norman Lindsay's models of sailing ships are kept at the artist's mountain retreat at Springwood, New South Wales, still generally unknown except to visitors. This book allows most of the models to be seen for what was (when the book was published) the first time. Norman Lindsay made models, in the intervals of painting, throughout his working life. They range from the war galley of the Greeks, with its rowers and fighting men complete, through Elizabethan times to the clippers of the nineteenth century, and on to the 'Joseph Conrad' sailed by Alan Villiers.
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$75
208459
McCaffery, Lloyd
Ships in Miniature A New Manual for Modelmakers
Conway Maritime Press, London, 1988.
Quarto hardcover; blue boards with gilt spine titling; 144pp., b&w illustrations. Slightly sunned dustwrapper spine. Near fine otherwise.
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$24
208417
McCarthy, Ron
Building Plank-on-Frame Ship Models
Conway Maritime Press Ltd., London, 2004.
Royal octavo; paperback; 192pp., monochrome illustrations. Mild wear; rubbing to covers; previous owner's name in ink. Very good to near fine.
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$20
208573
Mansir, Richard
The Art of Ship Modelling
Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York / Moonraker Publications, Dana Point CA, 1982.
Quarto; hardcover, with gilt spine titles; 320pp., with many colour and monochrome illustrations and diagrams. Mild wear; slightly shaken; spine extremities softened; light corner-bumping; previous owner's name in pencil to the title page. Dustwrapper is rubbed and edgeworn; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good. Rich in technical detail, The Art of Ship Modelling is both a history of marine architecture and a guide to miniature ship construction for builders and collectors.
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$40
71212
Underhill, Harold A.
Plank-on-frame Models and Scale Masting & Rigging Volume 1: Scale Hull Construction with Plans and Sketches by the Author
Brown, Son & Ferguson Ltd., Glasgow, Scotland, UK, 1985.
Octavo; hardcover; dark red textured boards with silver-gilt spine titling and blind stamped on the upper board; 157pp. with many monochrome photographic and line illustrations plus 7 pages of ship plans. Front board fanned; text block edges spotted. A very good copy withal, in a rubbed dustwrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$65
208490
Williams, Guy R.
The World of Model Ships and Boats
Chartwell Books Inc., Secaucus NY, 1971.
Quarto; hardcover, illustrated boards and endpapers; 255pp., top edges dyed blue, colour and monochrome illustrations. Minor wear; toned text block edges. Mild wear to dustwrapper edges; very small tear on upper front corner; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$28