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Fine and Rare Books in the Heart of Britain's West Country
SKULSKI (J): Anatomy of the Ship. The Battleship Yamato. [Second Edition]. FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED d/w [WITH REVERSE PLAN]
Conway, [2004] 4to., Second Edition, with illustrated title-spread and very numerous photographs and detailed drawings in the text; laminated pictorial boards, a fine copy in unclipped d/w. One of the scarcest titles in Conway's outstanding Anatomy of the Ship series, with striking d/w artwork by Ross Watton. This breathtakingly detailed study was first published in 1988. The second edition includes a large 1/600 scale fold-out plan on the reverse of the d/w not present in the first edition. (Book ref. 18698) £54.00
BROWER (J): Anatomy of the Ship. The Battleship Bismarck. FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED d/w [WITH REVERSE PLAN]
Conway, [2005] Oblong 4to., First Edition, with illustrated title-spread, and very numerous photographs and detailed drawings in the text; laminated pictorial boards, a fine copy in unclipped d/w. One of the latest titles in Conway's outstanding Anatomy of the Ship series, with striking d/w artwork by Ross Watton. This breathtakingly detailed study includes a large 1/500 scale fold-out plan on the reverse of the d/w. (Book ref. 18699) £54.00
McKay (J): Anatomy of the Ship. The 100-Gun Ship Victory
Conway Maritime Press, [1987] Oblong 4to., First Edition, with a frontispiece, and very numerous illustrations from photographs and detailed scale drawings in the text; cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in the d/w. A scarce title in Conway's outstanding 'Anatomy of the Ship' series featuring probably the most detailed drawings ever produced for historical naval publications. HMS Victory is preserved at Portsmouth (Book ref. 16807) £58.00
Takakjian (P): Anatomy of the Ship. The 32-Gun Frigate Essex
Conway, [1990] 4to., First Edition, with illustrated title and very numerous illustrations and detailed drawings throughout; cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in the d/w, the latter very lightly frayed at edges. Another from Conway's fine 'Anatomy of the Ship' series featuring probably the most detailed drawings ever produced for historical naval publications (Book ref. 15836) £58.00
Westwood (D): Anatomy of the Ship. The Type VII U-Boat
Conway Maritime Press, [1984] Oblong 4to., First Edition, with a frontispiece, and very numerous illustrations from photographs and detailed scale drawings in the text; cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in the d/w. Published in Conway's outstanding 'Anatomy of the Ship' series featuring probably the most detailed drawings ever produced for historical naval publications. (Book ref. 15260) £44.00
Watton (R): Anatomy of the Ship. The Cunard Liner Queen Mary
Conway Maritime Press, [1989] Oblong 4to., First Edition, with a frontispiece, and very numerous illustrations from photographs and detailed scale drawings in the text; cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in the d/w. A scarce title in Conway's outstanding 'Anatomy of the Ship' series featuring probably the most detailed drawings ever produced for historical naval publications. (Book ref. 15259) £90.00
Watton (R): Anatomy of the Ship. The Aircraft Carrier Victorious
Conway Maritime Press, [1991] Oblong 4to., First Edition, with illustrated title-spread and very numerous illustrations from photographs and detailed scale drawings in the text; cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped d/w. Published in Conway's outstanding 'Anatomy of the Ship' series featuring probably the most detailed drawings ever produced for historical naval publications. (Book ref. 15258) £38.00
Skulski (J): Anatomy of the Ship. The Heavy Cruiser Takao
Conway Maritime Press, [1994] Oblong 4to., First Edition, with a frontispiece, and very numerous illustrations from photographs and detailed scale drawings in the text; cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in the d/w. Published in Conway's outstanding 'Anatomy of the Ship' series featuring probably the most detailed drawings ever produced for historical naval publications. (Book ref. 15257) £60.00
Ross (A): Anatomy of the Ship. The Escort Carrier Gambier Bay
Conway Maritime Press, [1993] Oblong 4to., First Edition, with a frontispiece, and very numerous illustrations from photographs and detailed scale drawings in the text; cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in the d/w. Arguably the scarcest title in Conway's outstanding 'Anatomy of the Ship' series featuring probably the most detailed drawings ever produced for historical naval publications. (Book ref. 15255) £134.00
Ross (A): Anatomy of the Ship. The Destroyer 'The Sullivans'
Conway Maritime Press, [1988] Oblong 4to., First Edition, with a frontispiece, and very numerous illustrations from photographs and detailed scale drawings in the text; cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in the d/w. A scarce title in Conway's outstanding 'Anatomy of the Ship' series featuring probably the most detailed drawings ever produced for historical naval publications. (Book ref. 15256) £108.00
Roberts (J): Anatomy of the Ship. The Battleship Dreadnought [Revised Edition]
Conway Maritime Press, [2001] Oblong 4to., Revised Edition, with a frontispiece, and very numerous illustrations from photographs and detailed scale drawings in the text; cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in the d/w. A scarce title in Conway's outstanding 'Anatomy of the Ship' series featuring probably the most detailed drawings ever produced for historical naval publications. First published in 1992 (Book ref. 15253) £98.00
Roberts (J): Anatomy of the Ship. The Aircraft Carrier Intrepid
Conway Maritime Press, [1982] Oblong 4to., First Edition, with a frontispiece, and very numerous illustrations from photographs and detailed scale drawings in the text; cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in the d/w. Published in Conway's outstanding 'Anatomy of the Ship' series featuring probably the most detailed drawings ever produced for historical naval publications. (Book ref. 15254) £32.00
McKay (J) and J. Harland: Anatomy of the Ship. The Flower Class Corvette Agassiz
Conway Maritime Press, [1993] Oblong 4to., First Edition, with a frontispiece, and very numerous illustrations from photographs and detailed scale drawings in the text; cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in the d/w. Published in Conway's outstanding 'Anatomy of the Ship' series featuring probably the most detailed drawings ever produced for historical naval publications. (Book ref. 15251) £70.00
McKay (J): Anatomy of the Ship. The 24-Gun Frigate Pandora 1779
Conway Maritime Press, [1992] Oblong 4to., First Edition, with a frontispiece, and very numerous illustrations from photographs and detailed scale drawings in the text; cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in the d/w. Published in Conway's outstanding 'Anatomy of the Ship' series featuring probably the most detailed drawings ever produced for historical naval publications. (Book ref. 15250) £74.00
McKay (J): Anatomy of the Ship. The 100-Gun Ship Victory
Conway Maritime Press, [1999] Oblong 4to., with a frontispiece, and very numerous illustrations from photographs and detailed scale drawings in the text; cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in the d/w. A scarce title in Conway's outstanding 'Anatomy of the Ship' series featuring probably the most detailed drawings ever produced for historical naval publications. HMS Victory is preserved at Portsmouth (Book ref. 15249) £96.00
Lambert (J) and D. Hill: Anatomy of the Ship. The Submarine Alliance
Conway Maritime Press, [1986] Oblong 4to., First Edition, with a frontispiece, and very numerous illustrations from photographs and detailed scale drawings in the text; cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in the d/w. Published in Conway's outstanding 'Anatomy of the Ship' series featuring probably the most detailed drawings ever produced for historical naval publications. HMS Alliance is now preserved at Gosport (Book ref. 15248) £36.00
Greenhill (B) and S.F. Manning: Anatomy of the Ship. The Schooner Bertha L. Downes
Conway Maritime Press, [1995] Oblong 4to., First Edition, with a frontispiece, and very numerous illustrations from photographs and detailed scale drawings in the text; cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in the d/w. Published in Conway's outstanding 'Anatomy of the Ship' series featuring probably the most detailed drawings ever produced for historical naval publications (Book ref. 15247) £36.00
Goodwin (P): Anatomy of the Ship. The Bomb Vessel Granado 1742
Conway Maritime Press, [1989] Oblong 4to., First Edition, with a frontispiece, and very numerous illustrations from photographs and detailed scale drawings in the text; cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in the d/w. Published in Conway's outstanding 'Anatomy of the Ship' series featuring probably the most detailed drawings ever produced for historical naval publications (Book ref. 15246) £36.00
Gay (F) and V. Gay: Anatomy of the Ship. The Cruiser Bartolomeo Colleoni
Conway Maritime Press, [1987] Oblong 4to., First Edition, with a frontispiece, and very numerous illustrations from photographs and detailed scale drawings in the text; cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in the d/w. Published in Conway's outstanding 'Anatomy of the Ship' series featuring probably the most detailed drawings ever produced for historical naval publications (Book ref. 15245) £55.00
Edwards (K), R. Anderson and R. Cookson: Anatomy of the Ship. The Four-Masted Barque Lawhill
Conway Maritime Press, [1996] Oblong 4to., First Edition, with a frontispiece, and very numerous illustrations from photographs and detailed scale drawings in the text; cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in the d/w. A scarce title in Conway's outstanding 'Anatomy of the Ship' series featuring probably the most detailed drawings ever produced for historical naval publications (Book ref. 15244) £95.00