Specialist Books

Steel's Rigging and Seamanship (1794)

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Steel's Rigging and Seamanship (1794)
Limited Edition of 500 copies only.

Rigging and Seamanship was the first work published in the English language that was really designed as a compendium of the knowledge required by a seaman. As such it was aimed at the ambitious young men wishing to rise in their profession: the Midshipmen and Master's Mates in the Navy; the apprentices and would-be Mates in the merchant fleets. In the event its appeal was much wider.

Author: David Steel
First published 1794, reprinted 1978 Sim Comfort Associates

Rigging and Seamanship comprises two volumes Quarto (10.6" x 9.2"/ 270mm x 235mm).
Bound in Blue Buckram with gilt title and devices housed in two green card cases.
Foreword by Dr. Alan McGowan of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

Limited edition of 500 copies only
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Steel's Naval Architecture (1805)

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Steel's Naval Architecture (1805)
Limited Edition of 500 copies only.

The Elements and Practice of Naval Architecture was first published by Steel in 1805, and is one of the most important works on the subject in English.
Published at a time when there was a great need for shipbuilding to standardise, Steel's two volumes led the way. Today, this important work had proved invaluable to both those who restore ships of this era, and to model makers. David Steel shows you exactly how these great ships were built, and with the original publication date being 1805, he shows how they were built at the time of Nelson's victory at Trafalgar.

Author: David Steel
First published 1805, reprinted Sim Comfort Associates

Naval Architecture comprises two volumes Quarto (Volume one, 10.6" x 9.2" / 270mm x 235mm. Volume two, 19.6" x 20" / 492mm x 508mm).
Bound in Blue Buckram with gilt title and devices housed in two green card cases.
Foreword by Dr. Alan McGowan of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

Limited edition of 500 copies only
First come, first served!