Rotherfield, England: Jean Boudriot Publications, 1993. First British Edition. Hardcover. Item #30345
416pp. Blue cloth stamped in white on the front panel and the spine panel. The book follows the evolution of the sailing frigate in the French Navy from its earliest beginnings to the advent of steam. Each type is covered in a separate chapter. The final chapter investigates all aspects of their evolution, with major sections on French sea ordnance, internal arrangements, masting and rigging, sails, carved work and decoration, as well as a thorough review of the magnificent collection of frigate models in Musée de la Marine in Paris. Profusely illustrated. Previous owner's name on the front pastedown endpaper, tiny bruise to rear upper corner. A bright, near fine copy in near fine dustjacket with a touch of edge wear. ; Quarto.