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A selection of large or/and heavy books.

Mostly naval and many published by Conway Maritime Press,
but there are a few non naval items listed.
These books are generally fully illustrated with photographs,
construction plans, drawings etc.

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Archibald, E. H. H.
Ballard, Admiral G. A.
Friedman, Norman
Howard, Dr. Frank
Harland, John & Myers, Mark
Knighton, C.S. & Loades, D.M. eds The Anthony Roll of Henry VIII's Navy
Lees, James
Lavery, Brian
Macintyre, Donald The Adventure of Sail
Reid, William The Lore of Arms
Sharpe; R.N., Captain Richard Jane's Fighting Ships 1996-1997: Ninety-ninth edition
Styrett, David & DiNardo, R.L. eds. The Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal Navy
The Navy Records Society Occaisional Publications v.1.The Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal Navy
The Navy Records Society Occaisional Publications v.2. The Anthony Roll of Henry VIII's Navy
Tunstall, Brian: edited by Dr. N. Tracy
Various The Lore Of Ships

mmmmmmmmm The Masting and Rigging of English Ships of War 1625-1860 by James Lees: By use of this book it will now be possible for model craftsmen throughout the world, in the present and future, to restore or make models correctly according to the historical features of the various periods. It will assist restorers of marine paintings in the difficult task of replacing obliterated rigging. as well as providing a handbook of technical information for the maritime and war historian. Seamanship in the Age of Sail by John Harland and beautifully illustrated by Mark Myers is a modern, objective appraisal of the evidence, concerned with the actualities as much as the theory. The author's range of languages has enabled him to study virtually every manual published over a period of nearly four centuries. In order to explain even the most complex evolution clearly and concisely, over 350 line drawings were specially commissioned from Mark Myers The Ship of the Line: Volume I; The Development of the Battlefleet 1650 -1850; Volume II; Design, Construction and fittings - Brian Lavery is undoubtedly Britain's leading authority on the sailing line-of-battle ship, having spent more than six years in research on this subject. He is one of a new generation of technical historians devoted to explaining why developments take place rather than merely describing technological change. BRITISH CARRIER AVIATION The Evolution of the Ships and their Aircraft: From the seaplane carriers of 1914 to the success of the Falklands Taskforce the record of the Royal Navy carriers and naval aircraft for innovation and operational achievement has been unequalled among world navies. It is a record which has been maintained against a background of often limited resources and a British role in the world which has changed dramatically since 1918. Admiral G. A. Ballard’s  largest and most valuable contribution to The Mariner's Mirror, the journal of the Society for Nautical Research, was undoubtedly the series he wrote on the warships of the mid-Victorian Royal Navy, which he commenced in 1929. Even in 1929, there were not many men left who were intimately familiar with the Navy of steam and sail, with wooden hulls, muzzle-loaders, and the first ironclads at sea. Sailing Ships of War 1400-1860 by Dr. Frank Howard: This book is a comprehensive survey of their technical development from 1400 to 1860, from the advent of the three-masted ship to the eclipse of naval sail. Incorporating much new information the book deals in detail with the hull design and construction, fittings, armament, masting, rigging and appearance of wooden warships. Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail by Brian Tunstall; Edited by Dr. Nicolas TracyNaval Warfare in the Age of Sail by Brian Tunstall; Edited by Dr. Nicolas Tracy - Brian Tunstall was one of the world's leading naval historians from the 1920s until his death in 1970. Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail, now published for the first time, represents the completion of the ground-breaking Work on naval tactics whlch was begun by his father-in- law. Sir Julian Corbett, and is the crowning achievement of Tunstall's years of research. - Brian Tunstall was one of the world's leading naval historians from the 1920s until his death in 1970. Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail, now published for the first time, represents the completion of the ground-breaking Work on naval tactics whlch was begun by his father-in- law. Sir Julian Corbett, and is the crowning achievement of Tunstall's years of research. The Construction and fitting of the Sailing Man of War by Peter Goodwin: Contrary to popular belief, wooden shipbuilding did not remain static during its last two centuries, but developed in many quite fundamental respects. Every aspect of the building process is covered, with considerable space devoted to the exact sizes of timber scantlings and fastenings, and is illustrated in depth with the author's own engineering-standard drawings, and photographs of models and surviving full-size vessels The Lore of Arms, the first major attempt to draw together the intricate strands which make up the history of the armor and weapons of war and the chase, by William Reid, Director of the National Army Museum, London, since 1970. He has spent two decades studying his material in the arms collections of more than twenty countries. The painstakingly accurate art work will make this a standard work for many years to come.