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The Rugendas Letters
Johann Moritz Rugendas’
first voyage to Brazil
The complete Richness of Ship Ornaments :
The 'Grace and Countenance'
of old Sailing-Ships
Laughton, L. G. Carr. Old Ship Figure-Heads & Sterns with which are associated Galleries, Hancing-pieces, Catheads and divers other Matters that concern the "Grace and Countenance" of old Sailing-Ships. London + New York, Halton & Truscott Smith + Minton, Balch & Co., 1925. In-4. XV, 281 pp. With
8 mounted colour plates , 102 (30 full-page) plate illustrations
and 76 (19 full-page) text illustrations. Navy-blue gilt orig. cloth, gilt head edge, lower edge uncut.
No. 266/1500 copies. – Indices of subjects and ships. – The boards waterstained and faded at the outer longitudinal edge, the inner boards somewhat unfresh. Inside fine copy of this rare standard work printed in large typography on wide-margined paper.
The whole abundance of ship ornaments in all times, beginning in the Middle Ages over Tudor and Renaissance to Victorian and oriental styles, at the same time considering anything from the jutting out gilt carvings of head and stern galleries over rail , balustrades and ways up to lanterns , gun-ports , wales and other ornaments . In such a plenty as necessary for ship modelling and restoring as beautiful to look at .