Leicester University Press, 1st.ed., 1988. Xvi + 273 pp., 5 maps. D.j., 22 x 14cm. FINE. A book based on a highly successful conference which brought together leading scholars in the field of British naval history, 1688 to 1815, with twelve papers relating to the 18th century : Limitations of British Sea Power in the French Wars 1689-1815. Naval power and British foreign policy in the age of Pitt the Elder. The Royal Navy in North America 1712-1776. Construction, repair and maintenance in the battle fleet of the Royal Navy 1793-1815. The Royal Navy and the Levant trade c.1795-c.1805. An Ambassador afloat : Vice-Admiral Sir James Saumarez and the Swedish court 1808-1812, plus other papers. Contributors include J. R. Jones, David Aldridge, Richard Middleton, Julian Gwyn, Daniel A. Baugh, David Syrett, Kenneth Breen, Paul Webb, Patrica Crimmin, Anthony Ryan, and the two editors of this book.