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UDEN, Grant, and Richard COOPER. A Dictionary of British Ships and Seamen. Illustrated by Lionel Willis and with prints. (Harmondsworth, England) : Allen Lane / Kestrel Books, (1980). First Edition. Pp (8),9--591,(1) + 8-page central section of colour illustrations. Double Column. 8vo, brown cloth, silver lettering to spine.
A comprehensive guide to the seamen, ships, battles and trading enterprises that figure in British history. Also included are entries on seas and oceans, wind and weather, canals, lighthouses, uniforms and many other matters connected with the sea.
"The fortunes of the British Isles have - not surprisingly - been strongly linked to the sea since earliest times. As a result, a rich and colourful heritiage of mariners and an incomparable maritime history of voyages, discoveries, special skills, triumphs and disasters, in both the royal and merchant navies, have been produced - all of which have been a constant source of inspiration, especially to writers and artists. They have enriched the English language, with words and phrases often used now without any suspicion of their nautical origin.
Grant Uden and Richard Cooper have compiled this dictionary to provide a companionable guide to the seamen, ships, battles and trading enterprises that feature in this remarkable part of British history. Also included are entries on seas and oceans, winds and weather, canals, lighthouses, uniforms and many other matters connected with the sea. Although concentrating on British achievement, there is much here concerned with other countries and individuals, in peace or at war.
The entries are illustrated by a wealth of line drawings, contemporary prints, portraits, maps, paintings, and photographs - all of which make A Dictionary of British Ships and Seamen a book which will be of interest to the landsman and experienced sailor alike.
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Title: A Dictionary of British Ships and Seamen. First Edition in dustjacket
Publisher: Allen Lane / Kestrel Books, Harmondsworth, England, 1980, ISBN:0722652429: 1980
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