by H. Bowlby Willson.
London, J.D.Potter, 1863.
1st edition. ppxi 63 + 5 folding plates.
good clean condition hardback re-cased into the original blind decorated cloth, lettered in gilt. new end-papers. from the library of the Cruising Association.
after many years of observation of vessels on the Great Lakes and other waterways of North America, together with a great deal of “thought”, Mr. Bowlby Willson of Canada joins the throng of budding naval architects eager to bring their original ideas to the notice of the British Admiralty, who it appears at the time, had large sums to disperse in the cause of building a more efficient steam navy. scarce.