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The Rugendas Letters:
Johann Moritz Rugendas’
First Voyage to Brazil
The Sections of Cap Trafalgar
The First Prussian Maritime Atlas
The Whole Abundance of Ship Ornaments
The ‘Grace and Countenance’
of Old Sailing-Ships
Laughton, L(eonard). G(eorge). 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 tipped-in color plates , 102 (30 full-page) plate illustrations
and 76 (19 full-page) text illustrations by Cecil King R.I. (1881-1942) and others. Navy-blue gilt orig. cloth. Gilt head edge, tail edge untrimmed.
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 .
(from the Introductory).
Offer no. 29,064 / EUR 430. / export price EUR 409. (c. US$ 446.) + shipping