The Decorative Arts of the Mariner - Gervis Frere-CookCassell, 1966, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges, nicked at the top corner of the upper panel, and a little faded. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Very slightly shelf-cocked.
From the cover: “maritime nation in the world, in all ages, has appreciated that time-less beauty of ships and the sea which lends itself naturally to decorative purposes, and the richness and variety of artistic expression so created is almost unbelievable. Seventeen contributors, each a world authority on his own subject, have written the informative and entertaining text of this glorious panorama of design and craftsmanship from the galleys of antiquity to the world's first nuclear-powered liner. Hundreds of illustrations, including dozens of pages ablaze with colour, depict this magnificent harvest of the sea.”