London: William Kimber (1965), 1965. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. , 7-254,  (page of publisher's advertisement),  pp. Blue cloth with gold lettering on the spine; grey topstain. Price of 45s net on the front flap of the dust jacket. Illustrated with three maps. Woodward's history of how Russia built their navy and modernized their naval fleet. Woodward explains that their naval capabilities proved important in the Crimean War, in the conflict between Japan and Russia, and in both the world wars, even though Russia has no great stretch of coastline. A nice copy. Near Fine / very near Fine. Item #00009805
A Near Fine book with a bit of bumping to the bottom corners; jacket is close to Fine.