A Book of the Sea by Archibald Williams, published 1915


A collectable and readable book on ships, navigation, diving, tides, and all aspects of the sea.

Williams (Archibald), A Book of the Sea, London & Edinburgh: Thomas Nelson & Sons, [1915]

containing two colour plates and 175 black & white illustrations and diagrams, contained in a handsome navy-blue full calf prize-binding, with marble endpapers and gilt dentelle borders, the spine finely gilt decorated with red morocco labels, octavo (18.7 x 13.8 cm)

There was a renewed demand for books relating to the navy around the advent of World War One and this title is broad in it's subject matter, well illustrated and very readable. It contains a school prize book-plate dated 1926 when it was rebound, the front cover bears the arms of the Royal Hospital School Greenwich, founded in 1712 and once the largest school of navigation and seamanship in the country.

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