The Line of Battle: The Sailing Warship 1650-1840 -::- Edited by Robert Gardiner lands on the shelves of my shop.
London: Conway Maritime Press, 1992, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Black & white drawings; Diagrams; Tables; List of abbreviations; Glossary;
From the cover: Although purpose-built fighting ships had existed earlier, the principal characteristics of the classic sailing warship were only defined in the mid seventeenth century, when the emergence of strong central governments, as in Cromwells Commonwealth or the France of Louis XIV, combined with the novel line-ahead tactics to produ…
In the Conway’s History of the Ship series.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper nicked at the top corner of the upper panel with the price clipped. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block, with slight spotting to the first blank and half-title page.
Navy Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 208 pages. Index. 12″ x 10″.