SHIPS' FIGUREHEADS

West Chester, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1990. Hardcover. 128 pp; comprehensive story of the carved wooden bow decorations beginning with a report on the mythological origin, continuing with the development of figueheads from the Polynesians, Phoenicians, and Vikings to the high point of the Renaissance and Baroque ships; continuing through the 18th and 19th centuries, the last windjammers and the school sailing ships that are still in use today. Profusely illustrated with 100 highly detailed photos; 32 of which are full-page, full-color. As New / as new. Item #70367
ISBN: 0887402992

Price: $34.97