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LUBBOCK, Basil. The Blackwall Frigates . Boston: Charles E. Lauriat Company, Booksellers, Importers and Publishers, (1922). First American Printing. Pp. (6),vii-xv,(1),1-332, frontis., + 53 leaves of plates and charts (some of which are in colour). Illustrated. 8vo, green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "This book is divided into three parts, preceded by an introduction in which a rapid survey is made of the development of sailing ships from Elizabethan days to the end of the 19th century. Part I deals with the history of the Blackwall Yard, one of the oldest shipbuilding yards in the British Empire. Here the greater number of the East India Company's ships were built besides many a famous ship-of-the-linbe and innumerable frigates; here the Merry Monarch, Prince Rupert, Pepys and Evelyn paid many a visit and talked learnedly with the Johnsons on the art and practice of shipbuilding.And George III's visits were so frequent and friendly that he was spoken o f as the 'friend of the family'. In part II a voyage i taken to India in the last days of the Honourable John Company, so that we may get a glimpse ofthe sea life of those stirring times with alal its perils and pleasures, i ts picturesque ceremonies, and its romantic trading in little known seas, and amongst peoples who had not yet been touched by the spreading tentacles of European civilization. Part III deals with the beautiful frigate-built passenger ships of Green, Wigram, Smith, Somes, Marshall, Devitt & Moore, and Duncan Dunbar, which were the successors of the old East Indiaman and thelink between them and our great passenger steamships of the present day." - from dj. All edges quite spotted with some marginal foxing throughout, else vg in nicked, browned dj. 90.00
Title: Blackwall Frigates. 1st US in dj.
Publisher: Charles E. Lauriat Company, Boston, 1922,:
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