A History of Ships and Seafaring. First Edition in dustjacket


CANBY, Courtlandt. A History of Ships and Seafaring. (New York : Hawthorn Books, Inc., Publishers March 1963). First Edition. Pp (5),6-113,(7). Double column. Illustrated throughout. Tall 8vo, pale blue cloth, dark brown lettering to spine.

The New Illustrated Library of Science and Education Vol. 2.

Courtlandt Canby (b. March 11, 1914 in New Haven, Conn. - d. January 20, 2004, Leeds, Mass.) author and one of the founders of the Book of the Month Club.

"For centuries ships have carried the major traffic of the world. Even now, in this age of supersonic planes and space craft, they still do; and their evolution is by no means at an end. From thef rist river crossing to the vast shipping networks of today, from the cave man's floating log to the atomic-powered submarine, 'A History of Ships and Seafaring' presents the fascinating account of the development of ships and their impact upon history." - from the dj.

Introduction;
Chapters :
1. The Ancient World;
2. Ships East and West;
3. New Worlds;
4. War on the Seas;
5. Sail and Steam;
6. A Time of Change.
With Chronololgy.

Very good in unclipped dustjacket, with brown wrap-around band. 20.00

Title: A History of Ships and Seafaring. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: CANBY, Courtlandt New Illustrated Library of Science & Invention Vol.2

Categories: 78,

Publisher: Hawthorn Books, New York, 1963,: 1963

Seller ID: 14777

Keywords: NAUTICAL SEAFARING HISTORY MERCANTILE NAVAL SAILING SEAMANSHIP EXPLORATION NAVY EXPLORATION,