There is no more famous a vessel in naval fiction than HMS Surprise, the principal ship in Patrick OBrians much-celebrated Aubrey-Maturin series of sea stories. Yet, this 28-gun frigate also had a most eventful true historical career serving in both the French and then Royal navies and which included capture by the Inconstant in 1796 the much celebrated cutting-out action on the mutinous crew of HMS Hermione. Surprise was decommissioned in 1802 and delivered into the fictional captaincy of Jack Aubrey. This sumptuous new volume, written by acclaimed naval historian Brian Lavery, not only reveals the complete career history and commentary of HMS Surprise in both its guises, but also presents an all-embracing construction and fitting history of the Fifth Rate including some 30 line drawings as well as historical artworks and detailed photographs. The book is presented in full colour throughout and additionally includes a series of specially-commissioned sketches and some 30 paintings by co-author Geoff Hunt RSMA, the acclaimed artist of the Patrick OBrian cover artworks and related prints. Geoff Hunt also contributes a most illuminating chapter on his experiences in, and the challenges faced, when illustrating this ship. The detailed line and isometric plans are drawn by prolific marine draughtsman Karl Heinz Marquardt.Biographie de l'auteur :
Brian Lavery is one of Britain's leading naval historians and a prolific author. A Curator Emeritus at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, and a renowned expert on the sailing navy and the Royal Navy, in 2007 he won the prestigious Desmond Wettern Maritime Media Award. His naval writing was further honoured in 2008 with the Society of Nautical Research's Anderson Medal. His recent titles include Ship (2006), Royal Tars (2010), Conquest of the Ocean (2013), In Which They Served (2008), Churchill's Navy (2006), and the Sunday Times bestseller Empire of the Seas (2010).'
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Description du livre WW Norton Publishers. État : New. Brand New. N° de réf. du libraire 039307062X
Description du livre W. W. Norton & Company, 2009. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX039307062X
Description du livre W.W. Norton, New York, 2009. Hard Cover/Slipcased. État : New. Etat de la jaquette : New. Geoff Hunt (illustrateur). Limited. Numbered Limited Edition (1/250) with a correspondingly limited and signed numbered frameable print (7 x 10) of Nelson transferring his flag at San Fiorenzo Bay, 11 June 1796 laid in. Handsome bright red cloth covered slipcase with impressed title and vessel beakhead. Will be a 'collectible' - get it Size: 12 x 11 1/2. Signed by Author & Artist. N° de réf. du libraire 045189
Description du livre W W Norton & Co Inc, 2009. Hardcover. État : Brand New. limited edition. 144 pages. 12.50x11.60x1.20 inches. In Stock. N° de réf. du libraire 039307062X