Ships and Sailors Ancient and Modern. a sketch of the progress of naval art, with historical illustrations - Cotterill & Little

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Cotterill & Little
London, Selley, Jackson & Halliday, 1868
ppxvi 350 + advert leaf. illustrated with 42 engravings

some wear to the original navy blue / gilt cloth binding, particularly around the spine. internally clean

a nice little Victorian work, being a sweeping chronological history from the Phoenicians to the armour-plated ships of the mid-19th century, with a final chapter on 'modern eccentricities' - mostly torpedoes, and a final lamentation even at this early date of "Is England's Naval Prestige gone?"