edited by George Holmes.
4to [29x21cm]. 471 pages of text + 46 plates, many multi-folding.
good clean condition hardback in the original binding, a little faded.
18 papers by eminent figures from the fields of shipbuilding, marine engineering and shipping in the late 19th century. Including papers on the speed trials of recent warships, the use of mild steel in shipbuilding, closed stokeholds, the working of cables and stowage of anchors, a proposed steam life boat, the strength of bulkheads, etc., etc.