Patents for Inventions, Abridgments of Specifications. Class 77, Lifesaving, (Marine), and Swimming and Bathing Appliances. period 1889 to 1930 HMSO, 1898-1932.a collection of eight illustrated booklets covering the period 1889 to 1930 (but lacking the volume for the years 1897-1900).
good condition in the original printed paper covers.
a fascinating collection, describing and illustrating inventions for increasing safety at sea and in the water, from the potentially useful to the downright ridiculous