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The Sea: Its History and Romance by  Frank C BOWEN - 1926 - from Hordern House Rare Books (SKU: 3710373)

The Sea: Its History and Romance

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The Sea: Its History and Romance

by BOWEN, Frank C

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A fine set.
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About This Item

London: Halton & Truscott Smith, 1926. A fine set.. Sixteen parts bound in four volumes quarto, illustrated in colour and black & white; publisher's blue cloth boards, gilt, sailing ship vignette to front boards. An attractive set of Bowen's deluxe history of sailing and voyaging. The four volumes cover the history of voyaging to 1875, concentrating on the achievements of Great Britain ("Britain and her cousins must always look to Blue Water for their salvation"). This is a relatively early title by Bowen, a well-known and popular maritime author, who published titles such as Ships for All, and as editor of Merchant Ships of the World.

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Bookseller
Hordern House Rare Books AU (AU)
Bookseller Inventory #
3710373
Title
The Sea: Its History and Romance
Author
BOWEN, Frank C
Book condition
Used - A fine set.
Quantity available
1
Publisher
Halton & Truscott Smith
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1926
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About Hordern House Rare Books

We specialise in travel & voyage books, particularly relating to the Pacific, rare printed and manuscript Australiana, illustrated books and children's literature, colour-plate books including natural history, historical maps and prints, literature and history, and early Australian paintings and voyage art. For many years Hordern House has also been a highly regarded specialist publisher, and has attracted an international reputation for its fine quality publications.

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vignette
A decorative design or illustration placed at the beginning or end of a ...[more]
quarto
The term quarto is used to describe a page or book size. A printed sheet is made with four pages of text on each side, and the...[more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
Cloth
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