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  1. Hi, William Mowll in his book about SS Great Britain refers to his books where he gathered his knowledge about steam propelled ships from. There is a photo of some, but not all were mentioned explicitly in the bibliography section. Especially this book on the upper half of the attached image: Does anybody know this book? I would like to know more about the complete title, author, publisher and may be the isbn.... Best regards Thomas
  2. I need to thin out my book collection and am offering the following for sale. I prefer PayPal for payment but will accept check or money order. I tried to price them fairly but am open to offers. Please PM me with your requests. Prices DO NOT include shipping. Thank you, Paul --- Paul R. Mitchell Ship Modeling Books for Sale: Alexander, Caroline The Bounty, The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty, New York, Viking, 2003, ISBN 0-670-03133-x [like new w/dustcover], $2 Attwood, Edward L. Text Book of Theoretical Naval Architecture, London
  3. The American Fishing Schooners: 1825-1935 By Howard Chapelle Hardcover: 690 pages Publisher: Norton; 1st edition (April 1, 1973) Language: English ISBN-10: 0393031233 ISBN-13: 978-0393031232 This is a great reference book for any serious model builder, with lots of details and illustrations, clearly charting the evolution of the design of the American fishing schooners over the golden age of their careers. The evolution of the American fishing schooner from the 18th century to the last working and racing schooners of the mid-1930s is recounted in this book. The designers, builders and c
  4. My daughter shared my love of boats and ships, and to make models for her was the driving force behind why I began building. She was murdered more than a year ago, and with her senseless death, I lost my reason and purpose and passion for modeling. Therefore, I’m letting my Sherline Mill and remainder of desirable books from my book collection go. These are my last few items, and I would like to see them go to members of this great community; therefore, I’ve set prices to help make these last few items more accessible. If you’re serious and interested in the items I
  5. Ships in Scale magazines, I have many back issues all are available in one bulk shipment. They were given to our club. First come first serve FREE you cover the shipping. I've attached a picture of the spines showing the years a volume numbers. Please pm me for questions. This will be bulk not individual issues.
  6. The original Ship Modeler’s Shop Notes first published by the NRG in 1979 and out of print for several years is being reprinted and will be ready for sale by early April. The original Ship Modeler’s Shop Notes contains “Shop Notes” and some longer articles from the first 25 years, Volume 1 to Volume 25, (1980) of the quarterly Nautical Research Journal. This book has been described as a book that ship modeler’s must have. This is a completely separate book from Ship Modeler’s Shop Notes II published in 2009 – SN2 covers Volumes 26 – 50 (1981-2005). If you have Shop Notes II w
  7. I just finished reading Endurance by Alfred Lansing. It's a reprint of the original written in 1959 and tells the story of the Antarctic expedition of Ernest Shakleton and his 27 man crew . It was a little over 50 years ago that I read Shakleton's Valiant Voyage, a 98 page quick read by the same author. That book stuck in my head because it was the first book I read that I couldn't put down. but I remembered little else. When I ran across the reprint of Endurance, I had to pick it up and see if it was as good as the short version. It was better. Anyone who wants a refresher of this
  8. I am a non-recovering bibliophile...according to Wikipedia, The classic bibliophile is one who loves to read, admire and collect books, often amassing a large and specialized collection. Bibliophiles do not necessarily want to possess the books they love; an alternative would be to admire them in old libraries. However, the bibliophile is usually an avid book collector. Yep - that's me! Actually, it is apparently contagious. Between my long suffering Admiral in Chief who has upwards of 200 cookbooks and our other assorted collection, we have conservatively 1,500 volumes on a wide arr
  9. Not yet out - according to the good folks at Amazon due out in August 2015. French Warships in the Age of Sail 1786 - 1862: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates Hardcover – August 30, 2015 Hardcover: 352 pages Publisher: Seaforth Publishing (August 30, 2015) Language: English ISBN-10: 1848322046 ISBN-13: 978-1848322042 Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 1.3 x 11.4 inches Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds
  10. Good afternoon, one and all. I hope that all are doing well. Attached is an updated version of my nautical resources This first file is primarily PDF format files that can be found on the internet (link included whenever possible). Note that not all are free (some may require a subscription to a site or publication). Waynes Nautical Listing 22 April 2015.pdf This second file is primarily printed books (though a few PDF documents did sneak in). Waynes Nautical Books 22 April 2015.pdf As this is a work in progress, there are some obvious typographical errors and formatt
  11. Hoxland, E., 1797: The Naval Officers Formula, Or Stationing Vade Mecum, Showing the Distribution of a Ship’s Company of a First to a Sixth Rate, at Mooring, Un-mooring, Watching, Quartering, Reefing, Furling, and Working Ship. With Order of Battle ... E. Hoxland, 72 pp. http://books.google.com/books?id=eWVGAAAAYAAJ. Captain in the Royal Navy, 1804: Observations and instructions for the use of the commissioned, the junior, and other officers of the Royal navy, on all the material points of professional duty: including also, forms of general and particular orders for the better gove
  12. The French 74 L'Entreprenant (launched 1751 at Brest) was destroyed during Siege of Louisbourg (1758). Would "The Seventy Four Gun Ship" by Boudriot be useful for modelling her? I ask because I am dispersing a large collection of maritime history and ship modelling books from the estate of an acquaintance. The first three volumes of Boudriot's series are part of the collection. I am not very knowledgeable about this period and can't really tell weather Boudriot's books cover all French 74s or just a subset from a particular period. Building the L'Entreprenant would be a project for the distant
  13. Good Day All, I'm doing basic research for a model of a three masted ocean carrier ca1900. What are considered the best technical reference books for this type of ship? I'm currently helping to disperse the maritime book collection of a recently deceased gentleman and there are a number of books on masting and rigging etc. available to me. Thanks, Brian
  14. Author: Charles Derrick Published 1806 Description from Cambridge University Press: “Following the British naval successes of the early French Revolutionary Wars, which culminated in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, public interest in the history and growth of the Royal Navy increased dramatically, inspiring the publication of scholarly works relating to naval history. This volume, written by Naval Office clerk Charles Derrick and first published in 1806, contains a detailed account of the changes in the state of the Royal Navy between 1485 and 1805. Derrick focuses on the d
  15. Ahoy: I have told many of my fellow club members about the Book Collector program I use to keep track of my library on my desktop. They are having a sale that makes it very affordable. I have no vested interest and I will not get a cent or anything if you sign up - I just wanted to let you know that if you had ever heard and thought about this program at all now would be a good time to get it. A free download that lets you manage up to 100 books is also available and I used it to see if I liked it before buying the program several years ago. I have the Book Collector pro version but I thin
  16. How often do we spend a handsome sum on either a great new or out-of-print second-hand shipbuilding book? I’m sure many of us have a nice collection of shipbuilding references on our shelves; however, how many of us know about protecting our book’s dust jackets (often called dust wrappers in the UK and elsewhere)? You may be asking, “Why would I want to go to the bother and expense of putting a cover over my book dust jackets?” It’s a good and fair question to ask! Good Mylar covers, with archival paper inserts, are wonderful for protecting your book’s dust jackets when they are either
  17. So, you are new to wooden ship building and are wondering where to start to learn the terminology, methodology and all that sort of stuff. Don’t feel bad – it is intimidating at times and can seem like a foreign language! Figuring out where to start to try and understand the ins and outs is a challenge. There are, to be sure, many exceptional books that describe the process of building a model. Some, more than others, relate the process back to the days of old when a shipwright worked as much from intuition and experience as from formal plans and blueprints. To understand how the shipw
  18. Eighteenth-century Rigs & Rigging - By KARL HEINZ MARQUARDT Publisher Conway Maritime Press, 1992 ISBN 0851775861, 9780851775869 From the dust jacket: Studies of the masting and rigging of sailing ships have hitherto been limited in geographical scope or in types of vessels covered; Eighteenth-century Rigs & Rigging is the first truly comprehensive work in its field. Coverage includes all major ship types of Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Middle East and Asia, both warships and merchant vessels, throughout the century in which the sailing ship was at its apogee.
  19. Ships and Science: the Birth of Naval Architecture in the Scientific Revolution, 1600–1800 - By LARRIE D. FERREIRO Publisher Mit Press, 2010 ISBN 026251415X, 9780262514156 Length 441 pages "Naval architecture was born in the mountains of Peru, in the mind of a French astronomer named Pierre Bouguer who never built a ship in his life." So writes Larrie Ferreiro at the beginning of this pioneering work on the science of naval architecture. In Ships and Science, Ferreiro argues that the birth of naval architecture formed an integral part of the Scientific Revolution. Using Bouguer
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