The 24-Gun Frigate PANDORA 1779 By John McKay & Ron Coleman ~New Hardcover First Edition Book~ New hardcover first US edition, first print, Phoenix, 1992. Flawless book in a crisp, clean dust jacket. Very Fine/Very Fine. Contains numerous photos and detailed drawings of the ship. From the DJ: "What makes the Anatomy of a Ship Series so unique is a complete set of superbly executed line drawings - conventional 3 view type of plan as well as explanatory perspective views with fully descriptive keys.these drawings are accurate, visually exciting and totally comprehensive, offering ship buffs, historians and model makers a novel insight into the technicalities of the ship." The Pandora is best known for sailing to Tahiti and brining back the Bounty mutineers. 14 of them were captured at Tahiti but 4 drowned when Pandora ran aground in August 1791 on the Great Barrier Reef. The surviving 10 were brought back to Portsmouth and court-martialed. Three of them were hung. The site of the wreck was discovered and has been excavated by a team led by Ron Coleman, one of the authors of this book. Size: 10"x10" Weight: 3 lbs. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: The Pandora was a 24-gun Sixth Rate built at Deptford in 1779. The 20- and 24-gun classes were the smallest regularly commanded by a Post Captain and they were consequently known as post ships; they were also the smallest frigate-built ships on the Navy List. The Pandora is best known for her voyage to Tahiti which was undertaken to bring back the Bounty mutineers. Fourteen of them were captured at Tahiti but four of them were drowned when Pandora ran aground on 29 August 1791 on the Great Barrier Reef on her return journey. The surviving ten were eventually brought back to Portsmouth and court-martialled. Three of them were hung. The site of the wreck was discovered and has been extensively excavated by a team led by Ron Coleman.
The 'Anatomy of the Ship' series aims to provide the finest documentation of individual ships and ship types ever published. What makes the series unique is a complete set of superbly executed line drawings, both the conventional type of plan as well as explanatory views, with fully descriptive keys. These are supported by technical details and a record of the ship's service history.
John McKay is an architectural draughtsman who lives in Vancouver on the Pacific coast of Canada. He is also a ship enthusiast and modelmaker who has turned his professional skill to good use in the service of his hobby. Ron Coleman is Curator of Maritime History and Archaeology at the Queensland Museum in Brisbane, Australia. He oversaw several seasons' excavation on the wreck site of the Pandora.
Biografía del autor: John McKay is an architectural draughtsman by profession, and this training undoubtedly helped with the production of a series of techical drawings for three volumes in Conway's Anatomy of the Ship series; on the Victory, the frigate Pandora and the armed transport Bounty. His book on the Victory took nearly five years to complete and involved more than 3,000 hours of work, but resulted in what remains perhaps the most comprehensive documentation of the ship to date. John lives near Vancouver, Canada.
Título: The 24-Gun Frigate Pandora (Anatomy of the ...
Editorial: U.S.A.: Phoenix Publications
Año de publicación: 1992
Condición del libro: New
Edición: 1st Edition
Descripción Phoenix, Cedarburg, WI, U.S.A., 1992. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. First American Edition. Spine faded. Nº de ref. de la librería 021435
Descripción Phoenix Publications, 1992. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Anatomy of the Ship series. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0961502193
Descripción Phoenix Publications, 1992. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0961502193
Descripción Phoenix Publications, 1992. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110961502193
Descripción Phoenix Publications, 1992. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Nº de ref. de la librería P020961502193
Descripción Phoenix Publications (WI), 1992. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0961502193
Descripción Phoenix Publications, 1992. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. New item. Nº de ref. de la librería QX-234-39-9453909