1st.ed., Hugh Evelyn, 1968. Unpaginated. 12 cold. plates. D.j., 44 x 36cm. V.G. This large format book examines various British sailing warships built or acquired during the second half of the 18th and the first 15 years of the 19th century. Illustrated with 12 Hugh Evelyn coloured plates by John Gardner, who also provides details of each vessel, the 12 ships are: VICTORY, PICKLE, SPEEDWELL, AGAMEMNON, CAPTAIN, ALERT, SHANNON, DEFENDER, TERROR, NIMBLE, EXPRESS, and FANTOME. Several ships made their name in battle and a number were commanded or associated with Nelson. They range from First and Third Rates to Schooners & Brigs. TWELVE COLOURED PLATES OF BRITISH SAILING MEN-O'-WAR, c.1750-1815.