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Shipcarvers of North America, by M. V. Brewington, paperback (good condition, minor foxing on outside) (Dover edition)


The days of the clipper ships are gone, and with them the art and craft of shipcarving (making figureheads and other ship's decorations) that is celebrated in this book. Actually, shipcarving in America began as early as 1671, long before the advent of the clipper ships, and it lasted until the late 19th century. Here is a complete and detailed record of the art, with names and short biographies of the important carvers, and with well over a hundred black and white photographs of many of the most remarkable figureheads and stern decorations.



Shipcarvers of North America

SKU: 5-063
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