Blue Faux leather boards with gilt titles to spine. 152pp. 51 b/w photographic plates. Interesting work which sets out to explain the development of ship models through the ages ; the many purposes of models, most of which had a serious part to play in the countless stages of maritime development.
Chapters include Shipbuilders' models, Napoleonic Prisoner Models, Sailor Models, Recreational models and kits, Experimental models, Some modern professionals and Training models etc. The book also contains an extensive list of collections available to view, hints for prospective collectors and dealers as well as books of interest.
First published in paperback in 1970 this is the new and enlarged hardback edition with a forward by Maurice Griffiths, maritime author and former editor of Yachting Monthly. 152 pages
Condition Note; Excellent condition, paper cover is encased in see thru plastic sleeve.