Ironclads in Action: A Sketch of Naval Warfare from 1855 to 1895, with Some Account of the Development of the Battleship in England [Two Volumes]
by Wilson, Herbert Wrigley
Little, Brown and Company / Sampson Low, Marston and Company. Hardcover. Boston and London, 1896. 8vo, blue publisher's cloth, 357 + 374 pp. Second edition, published a year after the first. A quite well preserved complete set in very good plus to near fine condition with some light normal shelfwear and some wear to cloth at head and heel of spine. "Of a mild, retiring, unassuming character, Wilson combined a scholarly disposition with a prodigious capacity for work. He possessed an encyclopaedic knowledge and enthusiasm for the navy, and this was reflected in the first major book he published, Ironclads in Action (1896). This two-volume study, in its many different editions and surviving a change of title to Battleships in Action, for more than thirty years remained a standard work of reference." - Oxford DNB . Very Good. 1896. Second Edition. (Inventory #: SET3213)
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