SIGNED Copy.VG+ H/b [ FINE internally ] in VG D/j.1st.A World leading Authority on the ship of the line, author B Lavery the Curator of Ship Technology at the National Maritime Museum, London.Simon Stephens has worked for ten years with the NMM's Ship Model Collection before coming its Curator. Note on both authors to rear d/j flap.Ship models of exquisite craftsmanship have been made in Europe since the 16th c.The Nat. Maritime.M. at Greenwich houses one of the most celebrated collections of ship models in the World. Includes the first Comprehensive Catalogue of Ship models held at the Nat.Maritime. M. [ Various types / their uses / their techniques / construction / etc] sand cloth gilt titles, interior fine, Signed by Both authors in name only to title page.no other inscsp.no notable defect. [ Dust Jacket not clipped. edge wear rub & crease, small indentation to rear cover only, mild handling soil to white covers. now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover . Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale.