This vintage book is a detailed treatise on the history and development of wooden ships from the earliest times to the twentieth century. Detailed and profusely illustrated, this book is highly recommended for those with an interest in the fascinating history of seafaring and would make for a fantastic addition to any home collection. Contents include: "Ancient Ships in the Mediterranean and Red Seas", "Ancient Ships in the Seas of Northern Europe", "Mediaeval Ships", "Modern Wooden Sailing-Ships", and "Description of an Archaic Greek Bireme". Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on sailing. This book was first published in 1906.