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by Samuel P. Thearle
Collins, .2 volumes - text and plates. 2nd edition, revised and enlarge.
nice bright condition hardbacks in the original bindings.
just a little wear and marking to bindings. occasional light foxing. inscription "Alex Bowman, Fairfield, Govan, 8th May 1902" to front free end-paper.
a follow-up to the author's earlier "Practical Naval Architecture", reflecting the increasing importance of iron and steel in 19th century shipbuilding.
the second edition of a work first published in 1886.
the plate volume contains 41 full-page and double-page plates.