CLARKE, Sir George Sydenham. Russia's Sea-Power, Past and Present or the Rise of the Russian Navy. London, John Murray, 1898.
8vo. Original cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt; pp. xix, 202, [2, advertisements], full-page line illustrations of ships in the text, two colour-printed fold-out maps; apart from a few pages with folds to corners, a very good copy.
First edition of this assessment by the secretary to the Royal Commission on Navy and Army Administration.