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The Seventy-Four Gun Ship, a practical treatise on the art of naval architecture – Jean Boudriot

Boudriot, Jean
Jean Boudriot publications, 1986-88

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4 volumes. large format [32x25cm]

fine set in the dust-jackets – short tear at the top of spine on the dust-jacket of volume three, with light rippling along the top edge

the English translation of Boudriot’s monumental study of the seventy-four gun ship of the late 18th-century French Navy – construction, equipment, manning, sailing, etc. plus background information on the administration of the French Navy, and other relevant topics. justly renowned for the superb illustrations, including 72 plates, mostly folding, and hundreds of text drawings. vol 1 – Hull Construction. vol 2 – Fitting out the Hull. vol 3 – Masts, Sails, Rigging. vol 4 – Manning & Shiphandling