Wilson, H. W. Ironclads in Action

H. W. Wilson

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Wilson, H. W. Ironclads in Action

London: Sampson Low, Marston and Company, 1898. Hardback 8vo in two volumes; sixth impression. Pp [i-v], vi-xxxvi, 1-357 (volume I); [i-xi], xii-xvi, 1-400 (volume II). Embossed navy blue cloth with gilt image of ironclad ship to front boards of both volumes and gilt titling to spines; gilt top edge; illustrated with 30 maps and 50 plates (photographs and line drawings of ship elevations), including frontispiece to both volumes; all illustrations present; publisher’s advertising page of Important Naval Works present before half title of both volumes; no dust jacket. Condition: Very good. Both volumes: bumping and wear to all corners; head and tails of spines bumped and frayed; front and rear hinges cracked but holding together; previous owner’s bookplate, bookseller’s label, glue stain from label removal to front endpapers; paste action to front and rear endpapers; occasional staining and foxing to pages throughout. Slight puckering to cloth of front board of volume I. $100

Forty years of ironclad naval warfare, including actions taking place during the American Civil War, presented in a comprehensive and standard history. With an introduction by the celebrated naval historian Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan. Profusely illustrated with photographs, drawings, and excellent maps.

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