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First edition - a paperback original. Binding weakened at one point, still holding firmly, spine lightly creased, pencil gift note on half-title page. 1919 Trade Paperback. vii, 223 pp. A well-illustrated guide to the construction of wood ships, scarce in the original edition. Chapters include: Keels, Stems, and Stern Posts; Frames in General; Inboard Hull Details; Deck Details; Planking, Erections and Joiner Work.