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- DescriptionDavid Steel was one of the most respected and prolific naval publishers of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. His publications focused on naval strategy and shipbuilding techniques. This influential four-volume work, first published in 1794, and reissued here in printings dated between 1800 and 1809, was the first comprehensive English manual of best naval practice. Designed for aspiring young officers, it established Steel's reputation as a publisher. The book describes theoretical and practical aspects of masts, rigging, and sails, and the science of sailing. The combination of practical advice supported by scientific and mathematical explanations, glossaries of technical terms and numerous illustrations provides valuable insights into British seamanship during the Napoleonic wars.
- Author(s)David Steel
- PublisherCambridge Library Collection
- Date of Publication20/01/2011
- FormatMultiple copy pack
- SubjectMilitary History
- Series TitleCambridge Library Collection - Naval and Military History
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note115 b/w illus. 108 colour illus.
- Weight1530 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine68 mm
- Contained items statementContains 4 Paperbacks
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