Jack Tar: A Sailor's Life: 1750-1910 (Marine Art & Antiques)
by J. Welles Henderson and Rodney P. CArlisle
Oversize Hardcover in Dust Jacket. Good/Very Good Condition with light wrinkling on dust jacket edges.
As described by "The Library Journal":
Henderson, founder of Philadelphia's Maritime Museum, is a renowned collector of items relating to the sea and the life of sailors. This beautifully illustrated book paints a realistic picture of the everyday life of the ordinary seaman in the American and British navies from 1750 to 1910 through manuscripts, journals, diaries, logs, books, ceramics, textiles, metals, ship models, and photography. Each chapter deals with a different aspect of the seagoing life. But although this unique, fascinating work fills an existing scholarly gap, its subject matter and price will probably restrict its purchase to libraries with strong collections of naval history.
History Book; Sailor Book, Book for Sailors, Coffee Table Book