808. The American Sailing Navy: The Ships and their Development

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By Howard I. Chapelle.  1949. First edition. This is the most comprehensive book ever published on the sailing men-of-war of the United States Navy. It presents a full story of the building of the U.S. Navy from colonial times to the time of the last all-sailing man-of-war, built just prior to the Civil War. Fully illustrated. Great historical reference. Hardbound, good condition, with clear protective cover, non-circulating library edition (has library ID markings), 7.5” x 10.25”, 558 pages.