the second of two important reports [the first appearing in the previous year] examining the state of the harbours around the coasts of Britain and Ireland, and in particular the need to establish safe and frequent harbours of refuge around the coasts. a huge amount of information on coastal shipping and the fishing industry towards the end of the 19th century, and with fourteen fine lithograph plates showing harbour plans, diagrams of proposed works, charts, wreck charts, etc.
folio [33x21cm]. ppxxvi 780
light browning to the paper, but a good complete copy in a later half calf binding