Price: $45.00 USD
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Condition: Very Good
160 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, reproductions, plans, elevations, maps. "From the 1690s to the First World War, British maritime power, though often challenged, ruled supreme. It was a key factor in the nation's commercial growth which fuelled and underpinned industrial and imperial expansion. Central to the creation and maintenance of that supremacy were the royal dockyards, and the naval hospitals. Without these there could have been no Royal Navy, and Britain's modern history would have been very different. (This book) concentrates on the period from 1700 to 1900, with particular emphasis on the dockyards built to service the sailing navy. They are rich in naval and architectural history and were industrial centres in England well before the Industrial Revolution. They go far towards explaining how it was that Britain was able to maintain and sustain one of the greatest navies the world has seen. With numerous illustrations featuring surviving buildings in Chatham, Sheerness, Portsmouth, Devonport, Harwich, Gibraltar, Minorca, Malta, Bermuda and Antigua, (it) is a fascinating and important book." Tiny corner bumps, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds.
Title: HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE OF THE ROYAL NAVY: AN INTRODUCTION.
Edition: First Edition
ISBN Number: 0575032774
Location Published: London, Victor Gollancz, London, 1983.: 1983
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Categories: British History, Military - Naval, Architecture/Interior Design
Seller ID: 27428
Keywords: antigua, architecture, armaments, bases, bermuda, chatham, churches, devonport, docks, dockyards, gibraltar, gosport, hospitals, houses, malta, navy-yards, portsmouth, provisioning, royal navy, schools, sheerness, stations, sto, warehouses, warships