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historic and glossy Ships totally Illustrated wood Sailing-Ships via Sir George C. V. Holmes An endeavour has been made during this guide, so far as house and scantiness of fabric could enable, to track the heritage of the improvement of wood ships from the earliest occasions right down to our personal. regrettably, the duty has been awfully tough; for the annals of shipbuilding were very badly saved right down to a particularly fresh interval, and the statements made by way of previous writers pertaining to ships are usually not in basic terms meagre yet frequently super misguided. in addition, the drawings and work of vessels that have survived from the classical interval are few and much among, and have been made by way of artists who inspiration extra of pictorial impression than of accuracy of aspect. thankfully the carvings of the traditional Egyptians have been an exception to the above rule. due to their perform of recording and illustrating their historical past in a single of the main imperishable of fabrics we all know extra in their ships and maritime expeditions than we do of these of the other humans of antiquity. If their draughtsmen have been as conscientious in delineating their boats as they have been of their drawings of animals and structures, we may perhaps settle for the illustrations of Egyptian vessels that have survived into our epoch as being right of their major gains. The researches now being systematically performed within the Valley of the Nile upload, 12 months by means of 12 months, to our wisdom, andviii already we all know sufficient to allow us to claim that send construction is likely one of the oldest of human industries, and that there most likely existed a sea borne trade within the Mediterranean lengthy earlier than the development of the Pyramids.