|Title:||The Decorative Arts of the Mariner|
|Categories:||The Walter Cronkite Collection|
|Authors:||Gervis Frere-Cook (ed)|
|Publisher:||Little, Brown and Company|
|Number of pages:||296|
In his introduction to this unique volume of marine art, Gervis Frere-Cook writes: “The purpose of this book is ….to show how the sea has provided the opportunity and inspiration for sailors and craftsmen to produce works of art. Its scope encompasses the maritime world and goes back in time as far as recorded history.: Seventeen contributors, each a world authority on his subject, provide the entertaining and informative text while hundreds of illustrations, many in color, show such a wide range of decorative art as gilded copper vanes from Viking prows, painted Eskimo canoe paddles, splendidly ornate menus of early steamships, roses and castles of British canal boats, rare early charts on vellum and the elegant simplicity of nautical instruments.