The book of old ships : and something of their evolution and romance: wherein will be found drawings and descriptions of many varieties of vessels, both long and round, showing their development from most remote times ; the portraiture of their progress, their garnishment, etc., etc., etc. together with divers dissertations upon the origins of shipping ; also an appendix wherein will be discovered to the inquisitive much information appertaining to the ancient uses and customs of the sea and mariners. Illustrated in line and color with a variety of original designs of shipping compiled from authentic sources.


Library location: RR3-30

Purchase: Gordan Grant


Author: Henry B Culver; Gordon Grant

Publisher: New York : Bonanza Books, 1977?, ©1924.

Edition/Format: Print book : English

Genre/Form: History

Document Type: Book

All Authors / Contributors: Henry B Culver; Gordon Grant

ISBN: 0517225700 9780517225707

OCLC Number: 4534099

Notes: Descriptive text on verso of frontispiece.

Description: 3 pages leaves, xi-xxiv pages, 1 leaf, 306 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm

Contents: pt. 1. Long ships. Galleys —
An Egyptian galley, 1600 B.C. —
A Greek galley, 500 B.C. —
A Roman trireme —
The Viking long ship —
The seventeenth century galley —
The Galleass —
pt. 2. Round ships. Round ships —
A Greek merchantman —
The Roman Corbita or merchantman —
A medieval ship —
A thirteenth century English warship —
An early fifteenth century merchant ship —
The Carrack —
Late fifteenth century ship —
An early sixteenth century ship —
The Hulk —
The Caravel —
The Galleon —
An Elizabethan ship of 1588 —
The Cromster —
A late sixteenth century English ship —
An early seventeenth century Dutch merchant ship —
The Buss —
The Dutch Galliot —
An English capital ship of the early seventeenth century —
An English sixty-gun ship of about the year 1960 —
The Flute —
A late seventeenth century French ship of the first rate —
A Dutch ship of the end of the seventeenth century —
The Ketch —
An eighteenth century seventy-four gun ship —
An East Indiaman of 1750 —
The Lugger —
The Howker —
The Bugalet —
An eighteenth century frigate —
The Felucca —
The Barque Provencale —
The Tartane —
The Norwegian Cat —
The Bilander —
The Fire ship —
The Pink —
The Patache —
Polacre —
The Xebec —
The Saique —
A Capital ship of 1820 —
A frigate of 1820 —
The Brig —
The Snow —
The Brigantine —
Extracts from the log of the ship “Felicity” —
The Corvette —
The topsail schooner —
The Goelette —
The Packet ship —
A New Bedford whaling bark —
The Barquentine —
Clipper ship of 1850 —
The modern super ship.

Responsibility: Drawn by Gordon Grant. Text by Henry B. Culver.