The Model Ship: Her Role in History by Norman Napier Boyd

The Model Ship: Her Role in History by Norman Napier Boyd lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Modelling section.

Woodbridge: Antique Collectors’ Club, 2000, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Colour frontispiece; Photographic end papers & blanks; Title page vignette;

From the cover: The Model Ship is a compelling study of the role played by the model over six millennia of maritime development. Models of ships have been produced for many purposes since men first began to use the water as a means of transport, and this comprehensive book describes the wide variety of models which have survived, ranging from Ancient Egyptian funerary boats, Napoleonic prisoner of war models, shipbuilders models, ships in bottles and instructional models. The more recent use of models for specialised testing in tanks and wind tunnels is discussed, as are the large scale models which are used for film work. Detailed attention has been given to acquiring a critical eye for the types of different ship models an aspect of particular value to collectors, antique dealers and nautical enthusiasts. An informative chapter on modern modellers in the UK and the USA illustrates their skilled work and at the end of the book is a useful list of places where ship models can be seen worldwide, a detailed index and a separate index of ship and installation names. Lovers of ships and the sea, maritime historians, and collectors of model ships and ships in bottles will find much to enjoy in this splendidly illustrated and informative book by an author who is an expert on the subject, and a collector himself.

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is gently pulled at the head of the upper panel. Faint lean. Text complete, clean and tight.

Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 191 pages. Index. 11″ x 8½”.

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