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SOMMERFELDT, HAKON A. [& JOHN GRANTHAM]. - Atlas to the Elementary and Practical Principles of the Construction of Ships. [bound with:] On Iron Ship Building. With practical examples and details [this latter by Grantham].

London, Weale 1861 & Lockwood 1859. folio (original?) half calf (rubbed, spine ends worn); 10 large folding engraved plates numbered to 14 (4 carry two numbers) & 24 litho plates (11 folding). Spotting & browning, more so in the second work. ¶ The plates atlases for two shipbuilding treatises in a contemporary binding. Second edition of the latter. Grantham was a pioneer in iron shipbuilding and the text (one of Weale's Rudimentary Series) went into at least five editions. He finishes with three sections (one longitudinal) of the Great Eastern. Sommerfeldt's work is more classic offering examples of merchant ship, clipper, an East Indiaman, a 52 gun steam frigate, and a river steamboat.
AUD 500.00 [Appr.: EURO 313 US$ 355.06 | £UK 267.5 | JP¥ 39512] Book number 5623

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