Wonderful set of Scale Drawings and Photos for the wooden boat enthusiast or a Museum produced in 1983. Each Book is 23" X 18". Mint Condition sealed (except for 2 volumes I removed from their plastic bags to photograph) and in the factory wooden crate. The lines and detail drawings in these tomes are incredible! Huge 7 volume complete set. Oblong elephant folio. An exhaustive study of merchant shipping through history in the United States. Volumes included: 1) East coast vessels : oceangoing barks, brigs and brigantines, oceangoing vessels, ship rigged, offshore schooners; 2) East coast vessels : inshore schooners.; 3) East coast vessels : sloops, yawls and ketches.; 4) East coast vessels : sail and power yachts, foreign vessels, steers models, powered craft, open and half-deck boats.; 5) Great Lakes vessels.; 6) West coast vessels : ships, barkentines, brigs.; 7) West coast vessels : scow schooners, steam schooners, tugs, specialized craft, sail plans, foreign vessels.1009 scale drawings (330 foldouts 18" x 37",) 198 photos, 49 sketches by artist Philip A. Sawyer. The Historic American Merchant Survey (H.A.M.M.S.) was organized by the United States Works Progress Administration in 1936 to record, in the form of marine architectural drawings, information regarding the design and development of American watercraft. The Smithsonian was a cooperating sponsor of the project. Scope and Content: Correspondence, memorandum, reports, forms, and other administrative records; original tracings by participants; drawings made from the tracings; and photocopies of the drawings. This compendium is extraordinary both in its scope and beauty. Shipping will have to be calculated based on destination.The set including the crate weighs 180 lbs. Please email me for details on delivery. If you have any other questions I will do my best to answer them. Reminder, these are not the original publication of 1936 but reproduced in 1983.