London, New York, Toronto & Melbourne: Cassell and Company, 1911. 1st. Original cloth. First Edition. Large 8vo. [xxii], 348 pp. Index. Color frontispiece by Charles Dixon; 80 full-page black & white plates; illustrations. Blue blindstamped cloth with color plate of a warship affixed to front board; gilt lettering and ruling; TEG. Light wear to extremities; small spotting on page fore-edges; offsetting to endpapers; a near fine copy. Item #17857
An in-depth history of the growth of the warship, from the primitive craft to the fighting machines at the time of publication. The author describes in popular, not technical, language the more important types of warships favoured at different times in different parts of the world.