[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 508, 534, 585, 654] Bibliotheca nautica [parts I-IV] : Books, prints and manuscripts relating to naval battles and the science of naval warfare, shipbuilding and the art of navigation, pirates, buccaneers, and privateers, shipwrecks and disasters at sea [parts III-IV: … and a supplement of commemorative naval medals]
London, Maggs Brothers, 1928-1938
Four parts (24 cm), I (Catalogue 508; 1928): 200 pp., xxiv p. of plates, illustrations. 500 items; priced. II (Catalogue 534, 1930): 149 (8) pp., xvi p. of plates, illustrations. Items 501-1000; priced. III (Catalogue 585, 1933): 248 (11) pp., xliv p. of plates, illustrations. Items 1001-1956; priced. IV (Catalogue 654, 1938): 215 (13) pp., 20 plates, illustrations. Items 1960-3000; priced. Parts I-II in a collector’s cloth binding (original wrappers bound in); parts III-IV in publisher’s printed wrappers. - “A valuable contribution to naval and nautical literature. The entries are chronological, and the full index greatly aids reference, while the long bibliographical and historical notes often extend to learned essays” (from a review of parts I-II in The Times Literary Supplement, 20 February 1930, p.148). Compiled by Frank Maggs (1898-1965). ¶ Wrappers of Parts III-IV dust-soiled; one wrapper torn (Part III).