(n. p.): (n. d.). Ca 1906 - 1910. 17 leaves: 5 of text, printed recto only. 12 leaves with tipped-in images (8 photographs & 5 color postcard-type images). 7-3/4" x 5". Custom full-black leather with elaborate gilt stamping, with the UK's Royal Coat of Arms gilt stamped to the front board & the Admiralty Seal device gilt stamped to the rear board. Gilt dentelles with silk moire eps. AEG. Modest extremity wear. Spine leather a bit dull, and the boards splay slightly. Gutter break prior to last leaf. Still, a VG copy of an uncommon item. Item #33514
The volume segregated into 4 sections: The "Dreadnaught" (2 text pages & 1 photographic image), Submarines (1 text page & 5 photographic images), Torpedo Boat Destroyers (1 text page & 2 photographic images) & The Fleet / Dreadnaught Types (1 text page summarizing the fleet strength, including ship types/numbers & 5 color postcard-type images of divers dreadnaught types).
In short, a custom 'primer' for the Royal English Navy, ca 1910, with all indications the book created for the use of a senior Naval official, or senior political figure associated with the Royal Navy.