Author:Chapelle, Howard I


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The National Watercraft Collection

By: Chapelle, Howard I.

Price: $25.50

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution: 1960

Seller ID: 023670

Condition: Very Good

xi, 327 pp, light blu cloth covered boards w/dark blu lettering on the spine, w/wht lettering & drawing on the front, & dark blu drawing on back. United States National Museum Bulletin 219. This collection was established in 1884 as the "Section of American Naval Architecture" by Captain Joseph William Collins, who served as unofficial curator for the first years of its existance. The basic collection consisted of a large number of builder's half-models used in the construction of vessels. slight rubbing on corners w/slight wear & bump on the corners. View more info