Very Good. Unique double-fold large paperback which actually contains two separate books, the first section contains text and photos, the second section contains a Statistical Summary of the Flush-Deck Destroyers and also contains photos, this is a decent copy of a publication often found in poor condition, this copy does have a 3-inch tear with no loss on the front cover, the top edge of the spine is chipped and the forner owner's name is present at the top of the title page, the binding is clean and secure and the contents are fine.
Double-fold paperback binding. Square Octavo; VG-/no-DJ paperback; Wraps show minor soiling and edgewear, spine has a crack that extends through the corner of one of the panels--can be repaired with tape; Interior clean except for a small smudge on title page along with an ink stamp indicating "marine archiv F.W. Jahn"; pp 105. Full-priced Rockville.
Good+, No Dust Jacket. Oblong 4 TO, 107+ pgs., Photos & Illus, Paperback. Softcover. Grey illustrated wrap around bi fold paper covers. Covers are brittle and have chipped and cracked. They have been neatly tape repaired. Two inch v shaped chip missing. Some soil. Previous owners name on title page. Book is separated into two parts. One side has warship expert John Alden's examination of the famous flush-deck destroyer which has remained active since its debut in 1917. On the opposite side is Part two, which is a complete statistical summary of destroyers. All 273 flush-deckers are listed by hull number. Full-page photos are all printed on coated paper. Text is clean, lightly oxidized at edges.
107 pages plus addenda to the reprinted edition at back printed on heavy paper. Tall 8vo 9 5/8" square. Aqua cloth stamped in silver. Many vintage B&W photo plates of ships. Foxing first few pages front and back. No wear. no jacket. Good condition.
Fine in Near Fine jacket. 107pgs., photos. as new. Unclippped pictorial jacket has a touch of wear, otherwise as new. The famous American flush-deck destroyer, that hardy and versatile class of ships which made its dramatic entrance on the stage of war in 1917 and remained active for more than three decades, is fully examined in this lavishly illustrated history by warship expert John Alden Size: Large 4to.
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