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The Art of Sail Making, as practised in the Royal Navy, and according to the most approved methods in the Merchant Service…. – David Steel

[Steel, David]
London, printed for Charles Wilson, 1843

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The Art of Sail Making, as practised in the Royal Navy, and according to the most approved methods in the Merchant Service, accompanied with the Parliamentary Regulations relative to sails and sail-cloth; the Admiralty instructions for manufacturing canvas for Her Majesty’s Navy, form of tender, etc.  illustrated by numerous figures, with full and accurate tables.  the fourth edition, corrected and improved

the fourth edition of Steel’s treatise on Sail Making

ppviii 158 + publisher’s advert leaf. engraved frontispiece showing a representation of a sail loft and numerous wood cut illustrations in the text. original blind decorated silk cloth with gilt vignette of a sailing ship to upper board. rebacked in matching cloth with new end-papers.

light wear and staining to the binding. a little internal marking and browning, but generally clean. title-page beginning to pull away at hinge, but still secure. 004 018 1105