La marine de guerre

LOCKROY, Édouard. La marine de guerre.

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LOCKROY, Édouard. La marine de guerre. Paris and Nancy, Berger-Levrault, 1897.

8vo. Contemporary dark green cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt; pp. 385, [3]; very light rubbing, internally, apart from even browning, as usual due to paper stock, a very good copy; provenance: from the Institution of Naval Architects with bookplate and stamp to half-title and beginning of text.
First edition, scarce, of this stock-take of the state of the French Navy, and how it had been rebuilt after 1870, written by the minister of the marine, radical left journalist and politician.