2nd edition. 4to [28x27cm]. ppxii 166 + 27 full-page, double-page and one fold-out plates.
light browning to the text pages, rather heavier browning to the edges of the plates, with some light staining to a few. various owner's names to title-page.
nicely bound in a modern hardback binding of marbled paper boards and cloth spine.
an expanded edition of the article on shipbuilding that appeared in the eighth edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. the main changes in this new edition deal with the important developments being made in shipbuilding for the Royal Navy, with the introduction of the early iron-clads and revolving turret ships.