Conway’s All the World’s Fighting Ships 1947-1995 by Robert Gardiner soon to be presented for sale on the incomparable BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Conway Maritime Press, 1995, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Jacket illustration: HMS Victorious, 1994. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Tables;
From the cover: This new volume brings up to date the renowned series of reference books which cover the whole history of iron and steel warships, from the first ironclad to the present day. The series involves both a major re-evaluation of published information and the wide-scale use of unpublished sources now becoming available for the first time. With the advantage of hindsight it will be possible to put this detailed and reliable data into its proper context, and the introductions and class notes aim to give the reader a deeper understanding of why, as well as how and when, naval developments took place. This information is complemented by extensive illustration, with photos and/or accurate standard-scale drawings for most classes. Each volume covers a logical period in a degree of detail and completeness hardly matched by a whole library of previously published naval books.
The previously-published volumes of this series were all enthusiastically received by naval-minded readers, librarians and book reviewers. Some of their comments are set out below.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Heavily faded at the spine of the dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 675 pages. Index. 12¼” x 8¾”.