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A Manuscript, Watercolor, Pen and ink Work - A Book of Ships. ..c1928
A Manuscript, Watercolor, Pen and ink Work - A Book of Ships. ..c1928

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Price: $575.00

Product Code: 29008625

A hand crafted paper book with 24 leaves. It includes 10 watercolors of ships throughout the ages from the first log canoe to a 1920s passenger liner.  Each full page watercolor is accompanied by an informational narrative. The center of the book includes a center-fold of a printed illustration by Charles S. J> Delacy - Section of the 'Revenge'.   The illustrations are well executed although done by an amateur hand.   The book opens with a copied verse CARGOES by John Masefield, that begins Quinquireme of Ninevah from distant Ophir  Rowing home to haven in sunny Palestine,  With a cargo of ivory  And apes and peacocks... It concludes:   Dirty British coaster with a salt-caked smoke stack,  Butting through the Channel in the mad March days  With a cargo of Tyne coal,  Road rails, pig lead, Tirewood, ironware, and cheap tin trays. Decorative grosgrain ribbon closures. The final watercolor in the book puts an image of the Santa Maria next to a 1928 to exemplify the changes in modern history.  Measures 10 1/2" x 9".   . An interesting and thoughtful work, most likely a ship enthusiast and not a school project.