Collector's EXCEPTIONAL 1935 vintage first edition book - The Book About Ships. Comprehensive history and OUTSTANDING art by Terence Cuneo. ALL NAVAL areas covered that both adults and children will appreciate. Publisher: Frederick Warne & Co.Ltd, London, New York, Copyright, 1935. Printed Great Britain.
Profusely illustrated, twelve full page BRILLIANT color plates SIGNED by Cuneo. Each painting is a stunning work of art. Additional 105 black & white photographs and drawings. MAGNIFICENT Cuneo frontispiece of The Cunard Liner - Aquitania. Full color page featuring many Funnels and Flags. Terrific front and back MAP endpapers.
TERENCE CUNEO, Revered by his peers, and one of the worlds GREATEST military painters & railway artists. Awarded OBE, official artist for 1953 CORONATION of Queen Elizabeth II. A CVO, major part of his paintings commissioned by British regiments. Bronze memorial statue of Cuneo by Philip Jackson stands in the concourse of Waterloo Station in London.
ILLUSTRATIONS: Normandie; The QUEEN MARY; Elizabethan Warship; Empress of Britain; Nelson’s Flagship at Trafalgar, the Victory; HMS Nelson; Atlantis Royal Mail Steamer; British Cruiser Submarine; A Challenger for American Cup; The Golden Hind; page of colorful Funnels and House Flags and much more.
Chapters: The North Atlantic Crossing; In The Days Of Sail: The Ocean Highways; Freight Ships; Naval Ships I – Battleships, Battle-Cruisers, Aircraft Carriers; Naval Ships II – Cruisers, Destroyers, Submarines; Yachts and Specialized Ships.
Content includes: Descriptions of ships, routes traveled, important ports, running a ship, tonnage, races, MERCHANT SHIPS, luxury liners, viking ships, voyages of all kinds, Sir Francis Drake to name a few.
Oversize hardcover-red cloth-black titles-black sailing ship illustration. Excellent glossy color plates. Quality card stock/96 pp/ 10"x 8". Binding tight. NOT ex-lib. Excellent/fine vintage condition.
Pages excellent/fine-bright/clean-some light general wear including few -some light yellowing. Cover very good-bright/clean-light general wear including some spots-spine fading.
Do not pass up this SCARCE collectible gem; a must have for your vintage book collection. Would make a FABULOUS gift!!
Additional Categories: Historical Art: Vintage Collectibles: Juvenile: Maritime: Navy: Travel: Naval Ports: Military History: Military Art
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