JANE, Fred T. The Imperial Russian Navy. Its Past, Present, and Future. London, W. Thacker & Co., 1899.
Royal 8vo. Original blue cloth gilt; pp. 755, , [2, advertisements], highly illustrated throughout; a little spotted in places; provenance; from New Soth Wales Library of Parliament with their gilt-stamped emblem on front cover; shelfmark removed from title-page.
First edition, very scarce, especially in this condition. 'The object of this book is to give as fully as possible the essential history of the Russian Navy in the past, a full and detailed account of the Navy as it is, and, finally, to include all those side questions which, though not directly naval matters, are yet intimately connected with the Russian sea service' (Preface).