This vintage book contains a fascinating and detailed guide to constructing ships in bottles, with information on technique, materials and tools, rigging, and much more. Complete with simple, clear instructions and handy, detailed illustrations, this book is ideal for those with an interest in making bottle ships, and it would make for a wonderful addition to collections of model-making literature. The chapters of this book include: "The Bottle", "Uses of a Drawing", "Preparing the Hull", "Deck Fittings", "Making the Masts", "Deckhouses and Lifeboats", "The Rigging", "Laying out the Sails", "Finishing the Model", and "A Ship in a Globe". Although old, the information contained within these pages is timeless, and will be of considerable utility to the modern reader with an interest in model ship building. This book is being republished now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on model building.