Near Fine in Very Good-dust jacket. Dust jacket has numerous chips and closed tears at the edges as well as light soiling.; Reprint of a 1768 work. 62 fold-out plates with ship diagrams.; Folio 13"-23" tall; 226 pp.
Good++, Good. 4TO, B/W Illus, Hardcover. Hardcover. Very nice brown cloth boards with illustration in black. Minor edge wear. Previous owner's stamp on first free endpaper. Light soil to endpapers. Light oxidation to margin edges, text is otherwise clean. Fold outs and illustrations. Beige dust jacket is chipped all along upper edge, front and rear. Lighter chipping to lower edge. Some soil and scuffing. Looks good in protective mylar. A facsimile of the classic eighteenth century treatise on shipbuilding.
Very Good with no dust jacket. 72 leaves, diagrams, cloth, spiral bound, very good. 13 by 9 inches. From the Wikipedia website: Fredrik Henrik af Chapman (September 9, 1721 in Gothenburg – August 19, 1808) was a Swedish shipbuilder, scientist and officer in the Swedish navy. He was also manager of the Karlskrona shipyard 1782-1793. Chapman is credited as the first person to apply scientific methods to shipbuilding and is considered to be the first naval architect. ~ In 1765 Chapman applied for permission from his work as a chief naval builder for the Archipelago Fleet at the naval base at Sveaborg to work on Architectura Navalis Mercatoria, a collection of contemporary ship types that he considered to be the best and most interesting. The work had been commissioned by Duke Charles, the brother of king Gustav and was published in 1768. The book contained 62 illustrations of ships and smaller vessels, both Swedish and foreign designs. Some of these were Chapman's own designs, but many were also types that he had seen during visits to foreign countries. Everything from large warships to small fishing vessels were represented. The book was intended for an international audience and the text was available in Swedish, French and English. All measurements were given in Swedish, French and English feet. However, it took seven years to finish the accompanying explanatory texts. The charts and the following Tractat om Skepps-byggeriet ("Treatise on shipbuilding") in 1775 launched Chapman as one of the leading experts on ship building in the world.
Very Good-, Very Good. 4TO, 102++ pgs., Foldouts +, Hardcover. Hardcover: Light Brown cloth boards with drawing and title on front board and on spine. Outer corners are noticeably bumped. Tan paste-downs and endpapers are spotless. Text pages are printed on matte paper and are clean. Upper corners of text are bumped. Foldouts, printed on 'tinted ' matte paper are crisp and clean. This is a manual of design and of various types of 'craft' of that period. Meticulous drawings. Nice tight binding. Beige dust jacket has Illustrated front cover. Lightly chipped spine ends, rubbing/ Very attractive/desirable copy in protective mylar.
A/c jacket. Hardcover, 4to, illustrated, fold-out plates. A nearly-new, unmarked, unsoiled copy in a like, unmarked dust jacket, and enclosed in publlisher's slipcase. Slipcase is lightly soiled, and edgeworn, overall fine.
Collectible; Fine in Fine jacket. "A Facsimile of the Classic Eighteenth Century Treatise on Shipbuilding". 1971 1st US edition. Immaculate and Fine in a bright, price-intact, Near Fine dustjacket. Folio, 102 pgs., 62 crisp fold-out plates. A pioneering work, first published in Stockholm in 1768, on naval architecture and shipbuilding.
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