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1 TORR, Cecil, ed PODLECKI, Anthony J. TARN, W.W. COOK, A.B, Ancient Ships. no dj.
Argonaut, 1964, 
TORR, Cecil. Ancient Ships; edited with an introduction by Anthony J. Podlecki; with an appendix containing a series of articles on the Greek warship and the Greek Trireme by W.W. Tarn, A.B. Cook, Cecil Torr, Wigham Richardson and Philip H. Newman. Chicago: Argonaut, 1964. First US Edition. Pp 222. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. A collection of scholarly texts anatomizing ancient Greek ships and seafaring. Contents: 1. Ships with Oars: the oars arranegd in banks -- number of oars in each bank -- auxiliary oars on sailing-ships; 2. Dimensions of the ships; 3. Tonnage of the ships; 4. Materials for ship-building: timber -- tar, paint, wax, etc. -- metal; 5. Structure ofthe hull: keel, ribs, skin, waling-pieces -- cables for strengthening side s -- port-holes in the sides -- beams, etc., in the interior -- superstructure and upper decking -- lower decks, forecastle and poop -- deck-houses and turrets -- ballast and bilge -- the ram and its auxiliaries -- figure-heads, etc.; 6. Anchors and cabling; 7. Steering-gear; 8. Rigging: on ships ofearly date -- in the Athenian navy -- on ships of later times -- materials and colours of the sails; 9. Flags and lights; 10. Sounding-lead, log, etc .; 11. Ship's boat. With appendices and index. Followed by: W.W. Tarn on "The Greek Warship"; Cecil Torr's "Critical Notes on the Greek Warship"; and a selection of pieces on triremes by Arthur Bernard Cook, Wigham Richardson, Cecil Torr, W.W. Tarn, and Philip Newman. Ex-library (pouch removed from rear, a couple of stamps, else very good. 45.00

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