Binding Blue cloth Hardcover with title blind stamp as is
Book Condition Very good condition with age browning of the page perimeter-two small stains on rear cover; light 3 inch diagonal fold lines at the fore edge top corner of the last few pages; otherwise clean, neat and solid.
Jacket Condition no dust jacket issue;
Edition 1st Edition
Size oblong 8.5 x 13 x 1.5 inches.
Publisher New York; Macmillan Co.; 1942;
Seller ID 5340
op, 1942 1st Edition; 529 pages plus front and rear full page ads for equipment and services, toc, deck and water-line illustrations, photos, tables. This book is a classic of World War 2 era ships at the outbreak of the war. This is a true First Edition, not a reprint. The level of ship-specific detail provided sets the standard for all other references. Of particular interest is what was 'know and unknown' about the Japanese and German Navies. Clearly the axis major powers tried to keep some secrets (and probably the other world powers as well).