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 ; Appendices ;
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″.