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on 7 September 2000
This book provides a good quick summary of ship types of the Napoleonic era, including a brief summary of 'enemy' (i.e. non-British) warships of the period. While the ships plans shown are valuable in and of themselves, I found the cursory treatment of non-British warships to be rather annoying. Further, when presenting plans of non-British ships, they invariably (in the case of major combatants) showed the ships as they were fitted AFTER being taken into British service (i.e. captured) and not as originally built. While this may simply represent a limitation in the collections of historical plans available in Britain, it would have been beneficial if foreign collections had been examined for plans as well. Surely the collections in Paris, Cadiz, Amsterdam and elsewhere have extensive plans that might be included in such a book? Finally, I found the editing of this book to be execrable, with misprints and typographic errors rife throughout, and represents very shoddy work by the publishers and editing team. That said, the scarcity of non-British ship plans in the literature generally makes this book a useful addition to any Napoleonic naval literature collection.
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on 12 September 2000
This book provides a good quick summary of ship types of the Napoleonic era, including a brief summary of 'enemy' (i.e. non-British) warships of the period. While the ships plans shown are valuable in and of themselves, I found the cursory treatment of non-British warships to be rather annoying. Further, when presenting plans of non-British ships, they invariably (in the case of major combatants) showed the ships as they were fitted AFTER being taken into British service (i.e. captured) and not as originally built. While this may simply represent a limitation in the collections of historical plans available in Britain, it would have been beneficial if foreign collections had been examined for plans as well. Surely the collections in Paris, Cadiz, Amsterdam and elsewhere have extensive plans that might be included in such a book? Finally, I found the editing of this book to be execrable, with misprints and typographic errors rife throughout, and represents very shoddy work by the publishers and editing team. That said, the scarcity of non-British ship plans in the literature generally makes this book a useful addition to any Napoleonic naval literature collection
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on 4 March 2014
I bought this for a relative and they are very please with this book, a very good reference library as he is an artist and the referencing needs to be spot on
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