Tue, 10th May 2016 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Courageous')

 
  Lot 90
 

90

ADMIRALTY DEPARTMENT REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE...

ADMIRALTY DEPARTMENT REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON DESIGNS [FOR THE BATTLESHIP DREADNOUGHT AND ARMORED CRUISER INVINCIBLE], 1905
19 folding plates at the end, 12 being specifications for a battleship and a cruiser and 2 plates at the beginning depicting H.M.S. Dreadnought and H.M.S. Invincible, original half-calf with Confidential Report on the Committee on Designs 1905 in gilt on upper cover, rebacked with original spine preserved, slipcase, folio, London, Eyre and Spottiswoode.

A rare and extremely important volume, especially for the plate and description of the specifications of H.M.S. Dreadnought, built in the following year and indubitably the most important ship in the British Navy, rendering for a time all other ships in the world obsolete. Her launch helped spark a naval arms race as navies around the world, particularly the German, rushed to match her in the build-up to WWI. Library stamps on title and preliminaries of Dartmouth Naval College.

Sold for £1,178
Estimated at £600 - £900

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


 
ADMIRALTY DEPARTMENT REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON DESIGNS [FOR THE BATTLESHIP DREADNOUGHT AND ARMORED CRUISER INVINCIBLE], 1905
19 folding plates at the end, 12 being specifications for a battleship and a cruiser and 2 plates at the beginning depicting H.M.S. Dreadnought and H.M.S. Invincible, original half-calf with Confidential Report on the Committee on Designs 1905 in gilt on upper cover, rebacked with original spine preserved, slipcase, folio, London, Eyre and Spottiswoode.

A rare and extremely important volume, especially for the plate and description of the specifications of H.M.S. Dreadnought, built in the following year and indubitably the most important ship in the British Navy, rendering for a time all other ships in the world obsolete. Her launch helped spark a naval arms race as navies around the world, particularly the German, rushed to match her in the build-up to WWI. Library stamps on title and preliminaries of Dartmouth Naval College.