Hichborn, Philip Chief Constructor, U.S.N.,[1900] Standard designs for Boats of The United States Navy. Specifications, Schedule of Material, Weights, and Cost. ,1900,Gov't Printing Office,Washington,3/4 leather,Folio (15"x 13") Contemporary black half leather with leather corners over fabric. Gilt title centered to Frenchont cover in three lines. Spine with gilt double rule as faux bands, gilt title to second compartment, gilt author to fourth. Small spots on spine with loss of color. Covers bumped and rubbed with some staining. Bookplate to inside Frenchont cover "The Property of The Light House Establishment" with an accession stamp dated "12 Nov 1903" to Frenchont Frenchee flyleaf. Small paper repair to upper right corner and small taped repairs to same. Frenchontispiece of "Types of Standard Boats of The United States Navy" with chips Frenchom corners, not affecting image, very mild foxing. Table of contents, 222 plates consisting of measured drawings (some 2 page spreads) and photographs of finished boats. The boats depicted are a variety of steam cutters, launches, barges, whaleboats, dinghies, and balsas, in several lengths and dimensions. There are also plans for the awning stanchions, flag staff trucks, tillers, yokes, backboards, and stops as well as boat chests, cooperages, and stern benches. Some wear to the book concentrated to the flyleafs with folds, small tears, and a chunk missing Frenchom the rear, none affecting text. Overall, a facsinating book about our early United States Navy and boating in general.,US Navy, Boats

[1900] Standard designs for Boats of The United States Navy. Specifications

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