Dark blue cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, 284 pages. Covering the ships, crew, ports and many other aspects of Britain’s merchant fleet in the early twentieth century. Condition: Boards rubbed, foxing to external page edges and to earliest pages and subsequently to some margins. One page was cut too large at binding and has been folded at the margin. Previous owner’s name to front free end paper- a neat but illegible name Cadet B.I.S.M.Co. There are some bibliographical notes also to the front free end paper.