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FIRST RATE: THE GREATEST WARSHIPS OF THE AGE OF SAIL
Author: Winfield, R.

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Seaforth Publishing 2010 Hardback 320mm x 292mm 160 pages 200 b/w & colour ills.

FIRST RATE: THE GREATEST WARSHIPS OF THE AGE OF SAIL

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In the sailing era First Rates were the largest most powerful and most costly ships to construct maintain and operate. Built to the highest standards they were lavishly decorated and given carefully considered names that reflected the pride and prestige of their country. They were the very embodiment of national power and as such drew the attention of artists engravers and printmakers. This means that virtually every British First Rate from the Prince Royal of 1610 to the end of sail is represented by an array of paintings drawings models or plans. This book is a celebration of these magnificent ships combining an authoritative history of their development with reproductions of many of the best (and least familiar) images of the ships chosen for their accuracy detail and sheer visual power in an extra-large format that does full justice to the images themselves. It also includes comparative data on similar vessels in other navies so it is a book that everyone with an interest in wooden warships will find both enlightening and a pleasure to peruse. 

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Author Winfield, R.
Publisher Seaforth Publishing
ISBN 9781848320710
Date of Publication 2010
Edition N/A
Binding Hardback
Book Size 320mm x 292mm
Number of pages 160
Images 200 b/w & colour ills
Language English Text
SKU MBN12602

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