The Masting and Rigging of English Ships of War 1625 – 1860 :: James Lees soon to be presented for sale on the excellent BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: Conway Maritime Press, 1990, Hardback in dust wrapper.
2nd (revised) edition, 2nd printing, first published 1979. Includes: Line drawings; Black & white photographs; Tables; Appendices (2); Plans;
From the cover: When this book was first published in 1979 it was immediately recognised as the standard work on the evolution of rigging, mast making and sail making. More than ten years later it remains the most comprehensive and informative work on the subject.
The author himself wrote of the genesis of this book: As the rigging of contemporary models deteriorated over the years and so few untouched models were still in existence, I felt that a book conveying the various changes …
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little wear to the edges of the dust wrapper with a nick to the top corner of the upper panel. The contents complete, clean and tight.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. (xi) 212 pages. Index. 12″ x 10″.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I tempt you with something from my Modelling catalogue?