The 50-Gun Ship -::- Rif Winfield

The 50-Gun Ship -::- Rif Winfield lands on the shelves of my shop.

Caxton Editions, 2004, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Tables; Cutaways; Frontispiece; 2-column text; Plan in folder [1]; Appendices [2];

From the cover: By the end of the sailing era the 50-gun ship had come to be regarded as a hybrid too small to stand in the line of battle, but lacking the speed and handiness of the frigate so was often dismissed as a naval architectural dinosaur left over from an earlier age. This prejudiced view has gone unchallenged in modern naval history, but this new book reveals the crucial role of the 50-gun ship in the development of both …

In the Shipshape series.

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped.

Matching Pictorial boards. 128 pages. Index. 11¾” x 10″.

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