F. Lewis, Leigh-on-Sea, 1st.ed., 1977, Limited Edition of 600 Copies Only, this copy Signed by the Artist. 47 pp (text) + 38 pp (plates). 72 b&w plates & 2 cold. plates tipped-in. D.j. (with cold. mounted plate). 29 x 23cm. Some marks to d.j. & light wear to edges of binding o/w Nr.FINE. Leslie Arthur Wilcox (1904'1982) was an eminent British marine artist working in both oils and watercolours. He was also an illustrator, poster artist, ship model-maker, and author. Two of his brothers were killed in action during the First World War, and Wilcox himself served in the Royal Navy during the Second World War, volunteering when he saw that conflict was inevitable. By the mid-1950s he had become an internationally recognized marine artist ; his work never failing to satisfy the critical eye of seamen. This book, printed on fine quality paper, provides a catalogue of 267 Wilcox paintings and illustrates 74 of them. Subjects range from merchant steamers like the CLAN OGILVIE, to the square-rigger HERZOGIN CECILE ; from Nelson's VANGUARD at Naples after the Nile, to H.M.Y. BRITANNIA returning to the Pool of London after the Commonwealth tour of 1953. An invaluable catalogue of this artist's fine work, limited to 600 copies only.