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Treatise on Future Naval Battles, and How to Fight Them, and on other NavalTactical Subjects
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1885, - ELLIOT, George, Admiral Sir. A Treatise on Future Naval Battles , and How to Fight Them, and on other Naval Tactical Subjects. L: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1885. Pp 121, [9] leaves plates, [6] folding maps, 2folding litho. plates. Large 8vo, bevelled brown cloth, gilt to front and spine. Extremely detailed and prescient essays on, among other matters, theeffect of improvements in gunnery and armour plating on modern naval tactics, originally published in the Illustrated Naval and Military Magazine. Contents include: "Line-of-Battle Ships and Torpedo Vessels"; "Ram Attack andDefence"; "The Gun Attack and Defence in Fleet Actions"; "The Possession ofthe Suez Canal in Time of War"; "England's Exposed Position. Part I.- HomeDefences"; "England's Exposed Position. Part II.- Our Defences Abroad"; "Some Practical Remarks on Designs for Ships of War"; "The Personnel of the Navy"; "Cellular Deck Protection versus Side Armour". With handsome illustrations. Front inner hinge broken, rear hinge starting, rubbed with nicking to head and tail of spine and slight wear to front corners, cloth unevenly sunned, a few spots of soiling, nicking to fore-edge of one plate, else vg.700.00 [Attributes: Soft Cover]
      [Bookseller: John W. Doull, Bookseller (A.B.A.C.)]
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