This Volume subtitled: "Part III. Opinions on the Shipbuilding Policy of the Navy." Volume 3 of a six-volume set. Blue cloth with gilt titling and border on spine, gilt illustration and black decorative border on front, blindstamped decorative border on back, 586 pages, publisher's advertising at back. Wear to corners, edges and spine ends, cover has shelf wear, small white spot on front, small rubbed-through spot at upper end of spine, spine colour darkened, text block edges darkened, tiny foxing spots on first and last several pages and occasionally in text, owner's name in ink (dated 1882) on end paper, colour is bright, binding is tight. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: British Navy, The: Its Strength, Resources, ...
Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co.
Publication Date: 1882
Binding: Hard Cover
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Longmans Green, London., First., 1882. Hard Cover. Book- in lovely professional library binding in navy blue buckram with gilt titles on spine. Ex library with associated inserts and stamps, circular sticker to base of spine. Tight. 9.5x7. 617pp including index. Bookseller Inventory # 1819027
Book Description Longmans Green & Co, 1882. ppxii 586. good clean condition hardback in the original navy blue cloth gilt, a bit marked, and worn at the spine. the third of a five volume set on various aspects of the late Victorian navy, this volume complete in itself and containing a wealth of contributions by naval officers, shipbuilders, naval architects, etc. on the state of naval shipbuilding in the latter part of the 19th century and the various classes of ships in the Royal Navy at that time. an important source work. Bookseller Inventory # BRASSEYS028049
Book Description 5 Vols., 1st eds., 1882, 1882, 1882, 1883, 1883. Vol. I : Xxxvii + 621 pp., guarded cold. aquatint (by de Martino, after E. W. Cooke) + 24 woodcuts, 14 plans (fldg. & partly cold.) + 311 figures in text. Vol. II : Xvi + 421 pp., 2 woodcuts + 111 figures in text. Vol. III : Xii + 586 pp. Vol. IV : Xiii + 617 pp. Vol. V : 324 pp. All bound in original blue cloth ; gold lettering to spines & gold anchor to each of the front covers. 24 x 16cm. Joints of Vols I & II worn & starting ; general shelf wear to all volumes. Stamps of the RN Museum foot of title-pages ; labels of the 'Eric Soltesz Collection' Externally GOOD ; internally V.G. Vol. I has a slip "From the Author" and is inscribed "C. M. Norwood, M.P. from the Author". Vol. II with signature of "Norwood" in pencil. (Charles Morgan Norwood, 1825-1891, shipowner and politician, became a shipowner in 1858 and was involved in the development of Hull. Plimsoll attacked him for the failure of the engines of one of his ships, LIVONIA, 6 miles out of Sunderland. Norwood brought proceedings for criminal libel but the court found against him as the ship was overloaded. He was Chairman of the London & India Docks during the great Dock Strike of 1889). A major study by Sir Thomas Brassey, a member of the Board of Admiralty, providing an in-depth examination of the Royal Navy of the 1880's and a serious discussion as to the best design of the several classes of ships of war. Its scope is extensive and includes chapters on Armoured and Unarmoured Ships. Our Naval Requirements in War. Classification of Ships of War. Earliest Ironclads. Progress of Armoured Shipbuilding in France, 1861-73. Early Armoured Construction in England. Converted Ships. Sir E. J. Reed's System : Ships Built from his Designs. Ironclads built for the Austrian, German, Italian, Turkish, Russian, and Spanish Navies, 1862-73. Monitors and earlier Armoured Vessels for Coast Service. Coast-service Vessels of more recent type, & earlier Mastless Ironclads. Armoured Cruisers. Bow-Battery Ships. Central Battery Ships. Masted Turret-Ships. Mastless Turret-Ships. Mastless Barbette Ships. Unarmoured Cruisers & Special Vessels of the Chief Naval Powers. Armour & Armour Experiments. Guns and Gunnery. Torpedoes and Torpedo-Boats. Comparative Strength & Resources of Naval Powers. Unarmoured Ships. Harbour Defence & Coast Service Vessels. Historical Sketch of Naval Expenditure since Trafalgar. Opinions on the Shipbuilding Policy of the Navy. The Ram as a Naval Weapon. Torpedoes and Torpedo Vessels. The 'Popoffka' Type .Controllership of the Navy. Dockyard Administration. Professional Officers of the Navy. Admiralty Organization. Our Naval Strength and Policy. Maintenance and Repairs of the Navy. State of the Navy, 1880. Naval Reserves. Naval Training & Education. Retirements & Pensions. Has the British Seaman Deteriorated ? The Present Condition of our Seamen. The Annual Waste of Seamen in the Merchant Service. Apprentices. Existing Training-Ships. Plans for Training Seamen. Government Training-Ships. Apprenticeship for the Naval Reserve. Desertion. Wages for Seamen. Health of Seamen Afloat. Undermanning. Officers of the Merchant Service. Power of British Shipowners to compete with Foreigners. Supply of Seamen in Foreign Countries. Etc., etc. The first volume is illustrated with a fine coloured aquatint, 24 woodcuts, 14 folding plans and 311 other illustrations. There are a further 2 woodcuts in Volume II and a further 111 figures in text. MAJOR STUDY OF THE AGE OF THE IRONCLAD IN 5 VOLUMES. NORWOOD'S COPY. Bookseller Inventory # C137B020