With twelve full-page illustrations in colour from drawings by Norman Wilkinson, R.B.A., F.I.
This first edition published 1913 by Adam and Charles Black, London.
Not to be confused with the print on demand paperback with b&w illustrations.
A blue decorated cloth bound book with coloured plate set in the centre panel, unusually, an unique plate not found inside, with gilt lettering and dark blue decoration to the spine and front board. Spine slightly worn and faded but front still very attractive. Page block complete with all plates and incluing tissue guard to frontispiece is square, tight, clean and bright apart from a little browning first few pages. VERY GOOD condition
88 pages plus an eight page publishers catologue for their 'Beautiful books for young people '.
140 mm. x 200 mm. x 22 mm. Weight wrapped <500 grams.
An attractive general work illustrated throughout by Norman Wilkinson in full colour; an illustration shown below entitled " A Hydro-Aeroplane " and another is the mounted plate on the front board entitled " A Super-Dreadnought: H.M.S. King George V. ".
The other illustrations, all in colour are:
Ships of the time of Alfred the Great
The "Henri Grace a Dieu"
The last Fight of the "Revenge"
Battle of Quiberon Bay
The "Victory" going into action at Trafalgar
Our first ironclad, H.M.S. "Warrior"
An early turret ship, H.M.S "Thunderer"
A destroyer at sea
Submarine and aeroplane
Background adapted from the frontispiece of James Baikie's PEEPS AT THE ROYAL NAVY.