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Merchant Fleet Ships, Dry Bulk Carriers, Soviet catalog, 1985 edition.

Large format, 11 " x 9", 624 pp., weighs close to 4 lbs. Leatherette-wrapped hardcover, textblock printed on thin but high-quality paper. Published by Leningrad Transport Publishers of the Ministry of Merchant Fleet of the USSR, Russian text. The catalog contains the main technical specifications and exploitational characteristics of the main Soviet merchant vessels numbering one of each type as per the January 1, 1982 fleet inventory. The catalog is divided into 10 sections, each presenting vessels of a certain specific category and designation, from general cargo carriers to railroa

Large format, 11 " x 9", 624 pp., weighs close to 4 lbs. Leatherette-wrapped hardcover, textblock printed on thin but high-quality paper. Published by Leningrad Transport Publishers of the Ministry of Merchant Fleet of the USSR, Russian text. The catalog contains the main technical specifications and exploitational characteristics of the main Soviet merchant vessels numbering one of each type as per the January 1, 1982 fleet inventory. The catalog is divided into 10 sections, each presenting vessels of a certain specific category and designation, from general cargo carriers to railroad train ferries and everything in between. Besides technical specifications, the description of each vessel begins with its technical drawing in vertical and horizontal cross section. The catalog is completed with an alphabetic list of every ship it details, including even the ship's radio callsign!

The catalog is in excellent condition. The cover is slightly warped (a somewhat common phenomenon for Soviet era hardcover publications) and shows minuscule corner bumps and the fore edge of the textblock is very mildly and attractively age-toned. The title page shows the beginning of a separation at the hinge which is unlikely to complete as it is glued firmly on its flip side. The first few pages show mild and faint staining from being turned by not-too-clean fingers. A rare occasional stain can also be found throughout the textblock. However, all this detriment is not very noticeable against the bulk of the tome and certainly not at all detrimental for its intended readership.

It's not the looks but the information contained in this catalog is what really makes it an outstanding and very rare reference source for a collector, a historian, or a model ship maker.

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