Dhows. First Edition in dustjacket

By: HOWARTH, David CONSTABLE, Robin (photographer)

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HOWARTH, David. Dhows. London : Quartet Books, (1977). First UK Edition. Pp159. Illustrated endpapers, with numerous b/w and occasionally colour phot os to text. 4to, brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine. David Armine Howarth(b. July 28, 1912, London - d. July 2, 1991, Chichester, West Sussex) Brit ish naval officer, historian and author. "Dhows are the ancient sailing ships of the Arabian seas and the oldest type of ship still in use. They are also the largest wooden vessels being built today and they ply trade routes that have existed for 4,500 years. [...] But in the modern Arabian world itseems unlikely that dhows will survive much longer so David Howarth and ph otographer Robin Constable traveled to the Middle East to record them and their history in this beautifully produced and illustrated volume before they disappear." -from the dustjacket. Contents : Introduction; History and Before; Eight Sorts of Dhows; The Master Builders; Engines, Sails and Rigging; Pirates and Slaves; Navigaiiun; Trades and Cargoes; The Future. Dampstainto top edge of rear board, else very good in dustjacket. 100.00

Title: Dhows. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: HOWARTH, David CONSTABLE, Robin (photographer)

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Quartet Books,, London, 1977, ISBN:0704321483:

Seller ID: 67302

Keywords: NAUTICAL MIDDLE EAST ANTIQUITY DHOWS MERCANTILE SAIL ARABIAN SHIPPING HISTORY TRANSPORT,