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Yesterday we visited our local animal rescue venue(SPCA) here in South Africa The SPCA have shops at their venues selling all sorts of dotated items to help fund their organisation,we were looking for a puppy and I wandered into the shop and found this book.PRISONER OF WAR SHIP MODELS 1775 -1825 so I bought it.If anyone is interested I can add more pics or info

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Yes... off course, we would like to get more info about this book......
BTW: who is the author?
 
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Yes... off course, we would like to get more info about this book......
BTW: who is the author?
Hi
I am not sure who the auther is the first page that probably would have had that info is missing,I haven't gone though the whole book yet it mybe somewhere else in the book it has "conway" stamped on the spine of the book
 

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Hi
I am not sure who the auther is the first page that probably would have had that info is missing,I haven't gone though the whole book yet it mybe somewhere else in the book it has "conway" stamped on the spine of the book

I have found the book at amazon and abebooks
It is
Prisoner-of-war ship models, 1775-1825 Hardcover – 1973
by Ewart C Freeston (Author)

  • Hardcover: 174 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press; First American Edition edition (1973)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0870218581
  • ISBN-13: 978-0870218583
  • Package Dimensions: 11 x 8.7 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
It was also published in paperback from Conway

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Synopsis taken from abebooks:
A survey of the bone ship models made by French and American prisoners during and after the Napoleonic wars. This book covers the wide range of models which included all types of warships and which were any size from less than two inches to more than seven feet. The book also outlines some of the other varied materials which were used including ivory, wood, straw and tortoiseshell. The sails as well as the hulls were made from these materials and sometimes even the rigging. The author looks at the prisoners themselves, their working conditions, the tools they used and their motives and methods of sale. As records of the ships of the period they are valuable since few builders' models were made during the war: as objects of aesthetic appeal they have been widely sought after both by museums and individuals. This book will appeal both to the ship modeller and connoisseur alike.
 
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I have found the book at amazon and abebooks
It is
Prisoner-of-war ship models, 1775-1825 Hardcover – 1973
by Ewart C Freeston (Author)

  • Hardcover: 174 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press; First American Edition edition (1973)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0870218581
  • ISBN-13: 978-0870218583
  • Package Dimensions: 11 x 8.7 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
It was also published in paperback from Conway

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Synopsis taken from abebooks:
A survey of the bone ship models made by French and American prisoners during and after the Napoleonic wars. This book covers the wide range of models which included all types of warships and which were any size from less than two inches to more than seven feet. The book also outlines some of the other varied materials which were used including ivory, wood, straw and tortoiseshell. The sails as well as the hulls were made from these materials and sometimes even the rigging. The author looks at the prisoners themselves, their working conditions, the tools they used and their motives and methods of sale. As records of the ships of the period they are valuable since few builders' models were made during the war: as objects of aesthetic appeal they have been widely sought after both by museums and individuals. This book will appeal both to the ship modeller and connoisseur alike.
 
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