The Sailing Frigate: A History in Ship Models
by Gardiner, Robert
First of a series which will take selections of the best models in the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich to tell the story of specific ship types – in this case, the evolution of the cruising ship under sail. Each volume reproduces a large number of model photos, all in full colour, and including many close-up and detail views with many captions and annotations. Although pictorial in emphasis, the book weaves the pictures into an authoritative text, producing an unusual and attractive form of technical history.