"Roy. 4to., First Edition, with very numerous photographs and double-page detailed line drawings in the text; cloth gilt, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped, lightly sunned dustwrapper. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR WITH HIS SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. The culmination of almost twenty years' research by the author, this is a standard reference on the evolution of the mid-Victorian Royal Navy. Crucially, Ballard was an eye-witness of the latter part of the period of which he wrote; even in 1929 there were not many men remaining with such experience first-hand. Much of the text appeared first as an extended series of papers in 'The Mariner's Mirror' from 1929 until the author's death in 1948."
£112 "naval, royal navy, victorian navy, capital ships, black battlefleet, ballard, nt14, g.a. ballard, naval, to 1914, black, battlefleet"
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Book number: 12709
GBP 1914.00 [Appr.: EURO 2135.75 US$ 2426.09 | JP¥ 260695]
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