RICHARDSON, Alexander. VICKERS SONS and MAXIM, Limited: Their Works and Manufactures. Ships: Naval and Mercantile. Guns: Marine, Naval, Field, and Coast Defence. Engines: Marine, Electrical and Hydraulic. Armour, Plates, Forgings, and Castings, Railway Material, Motor Cars, &c. London, Offices of "Engineering", 1902.
Large 4to. Original half-morocco over red cloth-covered boards, spine with raised bands and lettered in gilt, boards ruled in gilt; edges gilt, others uncut; pp. vii, 200, numerous plates in photogravure with tissue guards, vignettes in the text, printed on high-quality laid paper; front hinge a bit weakened, boards a little marked, otherwise vey clean and fresh.
First edition, presumably distributed only by presentation, of this in-house publication by the arms manufacturer and and heavy engineering company. Their products ranged from Maxim guns to ordnance and armour plating, shipbuilding and engine construction. Vickers had been founded in Sheffield in 1828 and grew into a powerful British conglomerate.