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VASA - The King's Ship

by Commander Bengt Ohrelius

Translated by Maurice Michael

 

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VASA - The King's Ship

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Commander Ohrelius has written a fascinating account of Vasa, the ill-fate royal ship whose maiden voyage in 1628 lasted little more than two hours, and was followed by 330 years of silence at the bottom of the waters of Stockholm harbour. On 4th May, 1961, Vasa was raised from the mud and towed into dry dock.

First published in Sweden as Vasa, kungens slepp 1959, this translation 1st Englsh

1962

by Cassell & Company, Ltd., London

ISBN n/a

BOOK CONDITION and DETAILS:

A grey cloth bound book with gilt lettering to spine - Condition GOOD PLUS
Worn in places but page block tight and square with some foxing to page edges but pages, contents and photographs clean and unmarked.

Dust wapper is whole, un-clipped, with edges rubbed. Condition is GOOD PLUS

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UK Royal Mail
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£5.15
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£10.15
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£10.75

124 pages 140 mm. x 220 mm. x 20 mm.

Weight wrapped for postage <500 grm.

PRICE £5.50 plus postage (included for UK but for overseas see table right! )

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A scan of the dust wrapper's front of "VASA - The King's Ship" by Cdr. Bengt Ohrelius showing the general appearance and condition.
Scan of the front of "VASA, The King's Ship"

From the Foreword

Commander Ohrelius has written a fascinating account of Vasa, the ill-fate royal ship whose maiden voyage in 1628 lasted little more than two hours,

‘Vasa, the King's Ship’. A small photograph to show the general condition and appearance of this book.
Photograph of
"VASA, The King's Ship"

and was followed by 330 years of silence at the bottom of the waters of Stockholm harbour – a strange fate for a man-of war built to maintain Sweden’s power in the Baltic against the threatened attack by the Hapsburg Empire. This seventeenth-century warship is unique, the best preserved so far discovered to be definitely identifiable, and there is a great deal to be learned from her.

On 4th May, 1961, Vasa was raised from the mud which had held and preserved her, and towed into dry dock.

The account is excellently illustrated with diagrams and many striking photographs of the dramatic processes that resulted in this technical triumph and of the historical finds which bring that remote tragedy so incredibly near.

BOOK CONDITION & details:

Background adapted from dust wrapper front of "VASA: The King's Ship" by Cdr. Bengt Ohrelius.