British Battleships 1860-1950 by Oscar Parkes, 1st ed., 1957
Classic and authoritative work in the original dust-wrapper.
Parkes (Oscar). British Battleships "Warrior" 1860 to "Vanguard" 1950: A History of Design, Construction and Armament, 1st edition, London: Seeley Service & Co., 
Containing 450 photographic plates and technical diagrams, bound in the original cloth-covered boards and the original dust-wrapper, square folio (28.6 x 23.4 cm)
Condition: Internally excellent, the dust-wrapper creased and with several tears (many repaired with archival document tape) and some resultant loss
A landmark work recording the great ships-of-the-line of the Royal Navy from Warrior through to Vanguard. Drawing on Admiralty plans and reports, with many of the photographs reproduced from the author's own collection.