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Ancient ships.

Cecil Torr

Ancient ships.

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Published by Argonaut in Chicago .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ships.,
  • Shipbuilding -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. [215]-221.

    StatementEdited with an introd. by Anthony J. Podlecki. With an appendix containing a series of articles on the Greek warship and the Greek trireme, by W. W. Tarn [and others.
    SeriesArgonaut library of antiquities
    ContributionsTarn, W. W. 1869-1957.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsVM15 .T68 1964
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 222 p.
    Number of Pages222
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17766968M

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