a review of recent progress in steamship design and construction, together with descriptions of notable shipyards, and statistics of work done in the principal building districts. with portrait and biographical notes of eminent shipowners, shipbuilders, engineers and naval architects; also, views of notable ships
by David Pollock
London, E & F N Spon, 1884.
1st edition. ppvii 216. 3 views of ships and 15 portraits.
good condition hardback in the original binding. stitching weakening slightly in places, but still firm and sound.
Harris Institute, Preston book-plate to inside front cover.
an important survey of the state of the British shipbuilding industry towards the end of the 19th century, with a slight emphasis on the Scottish yards.