Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1886. First Edition. Hardcover. Item #25580
96pp. Original blue cloth stamped in gold on the front panel. With eight inserted photographic plates and forty-seven foldout plates, some of which are very large. They represent plans of dockyards (Portsmouth, Cherbourg, Dumbarton, Belfast, London, etc.), ships (Riachuelo, Naniwa Kan, Esmeralda, etc.), sections, and more. Chapters include Details, Fittings, and Equipment of Naval Vessels, Torpedo-Boats, Ship-Yard Appliances and Tools, British Private Yards, Management of Work and Employees, Iron and Steel Works, and more. Front hinge a bit weak, cloth shows some faint stains. Internally fairly clean with the occasional smudge and the edges of two of the foldout plates showing some wear and small stains. A good+ copy. ; Octavo.