by Samuel J.P. Tharle
Collins, .2 volumes - text and plates.
both volumes in good condition internally, with a little browning in places.
text volume binding faded to the spine and a bit marked. plates volume rather worn and creased, but sound. bindings not uniform in colour.
the successor to the author's earlier "Practical Naval Architecture", reflecting the increasing importance of iron and steel in 19th century shipbuilding.
First published in 1886, this is the 4th, and final edition. the plate volume contains 57 full-page and double-page plates.