1st.Eng.ed., 1990. 180 pp., profusely illustrated with 58 full-colour plates + numerous b&w vignette sketches & profile drawings with national flags (cold.). D.j., 26 x 25cm. FINE. Signed by the Author. Marine artist and author Ian Marshall presents an album of his beautiful and historically accurate watercolours celebrating the age of armoured battleships from the first ironclads of 1860 to the last of their kind built during the Second World War. Illustrated with 58 coloured paintings plus pencil sketches and profiles, each vessel is described and many of the great deeds of the battleship recalled. Includes British, American German, Russian, Italian, French, Japanese, and South American battleships. Signed Copy.