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The Mariner's Mirror; The Quarterly Journal of the Society for Nautical Research

By Various

1911-2002 - Greenwich - The Society for Nautical Research

9.5" x 6.5"; 10" x 7.5"; 10" x 7"; xiii, 352, xiv, 384, xi, 320, xi, 192, viii, 384, ix, 384, viii, 384, ix, 384, viii, 416, ix, viii, 447, ix, viii, 464, ix, viii, 383, xii, viii, 400, xi, xii, 432, 424, 442, x, 477, xiv, xv, 516, 168, x, 467, xiii, x, 490, 515, x, 490, xii, 450, 424, x, 352, ix, 320, 234, 224, 240, 256, 230, 321, 360, ix, 384, ix, 353, 336, x, 354, ix, 363, ix, 367, 362, ix, 364, ix, 335, ix, 334, x, 349, xii, 396, xi, 416, xii, 492, viii, 497, vi, 484, 466, viii, 434, viii, 424, viii, 434, viii, 424, viii, 412, viii, 408, viii, 392, viii, 394, viii, 412, viii, 470, viii, 474, viii, 460, viii, 498, viii, 504, viii, 440, viii, 430, vii, 390, viii, xii, viii, 398, vii, 468, vii, 528, vii, 512, vii, 512, vii, 512, vii, 512, vii, 512, vii, 512, vii, 512, vii, 512, 183, 188, 96, 42, 61, [13], 62, 15, 25, 22, 26, 27, 28, 30, 34, 30, 61, 118, 42, 27, 30, 54, 52, 40

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

DETAILS

88 volumes, bound as 59, of the international journal of the Society for Nautical Research; an exceptional private run from 1911-2003.

The journal has been published since 1911, and is recognised as the leading journal for its subject of naval and maritime history.  The European Reference Index for the Humanities classifies it as an INT1 journal (the highest), meaning it enjoys internationally recognised significance and influence among scholars and esearchers, and is regularly cited by academics all over the world.

Covering all periods from pre-hisory to the modern world, this represents an unparalled resource of information on maritime and naval matters. Each volume is replete with illustrations, often including maps, paintings, photographs, and tables. Fold-out illustrations can be found in volumes 4, 5, 11, 14, 16, 17, 20, 18, 22, 25, 26, 36, 54, 59, 63, 66, 67, 68, and 70.

Many of the early volumes include question and answer sections from readers appended. Many issues are demarcated into their separate quarterly parts, which are bound together with their separate title pages. Volumes 22 and 87/88 have the original wrappers of these quarterly sections bound in. Volumes 75/6 and 77/8 have adverts from the publisher bound in. In the case of 75/76 they are seperately paginated.

As a previously private collection, this set is free from any library markings; a run of this length in this unmarked condition is very scarce indeed.

Volumes 1-11, 13-14, and 16 are Kraus reprints in the original cloth. Volumes 12 and 15 are the original works in various bindings. Volumes 17-18 and 25-88 are bound in pairs, and along with the single volumes are in the original publisher's cloth. The exceptions are volumes 19, 21, and 24, which are in half morocco and like volumes 12 and 15 are clearly of different provenance. Volume 'XXXVI' is also in a subtly different cloth binding, though it still appears original.

Nearly a century's worth of study into maritime and naval affairs, handsomely presented in a remarkably uniform and attractive run.

CONDITION

Volumes 1-11, 13-14, & 16 are Kraus reprints in full cloth. Volume 15 is in full morocco. The 1933, 35, and 38 volumes are in half morocco. All other volumes are in the original cloth with paper covered boards. The Kraus reprints are externally excellent, with almost no discernable wear, and internally are clean and bright and firmly bound. Volume 12 is externally smart though with a little general wear and some light marking to the boards. It has a contemporary ink inscription to the front free endpaper. It is somewhat spotted for the first and last few pages as normal, and firmly bound. Volume 15 is a litle rubbed at the extremities and head and tail of the spine. Internally it is mildly age toned but otherwise clean and firmly bound. The 1933, 35, and 38 volumes are externally smart, though with some light rubbing at the extremities and to the spine. The 1933 volume has some small damage to the spine, affecting the gilt date. Internally they are a little more age toned but generally clean, and firmly bound. Their foredges are a little spotted. Of the other volumes, they are mostly externally very smart indeed. Volume 22 has a spotted foredge. Volumes 35 and 45/6 have some marking to their boards. Internally, generally remarkably clean and bright. Volume 20 has some spotting internally. Volumes 87/88 have water damage from page 382 onwards. All are firmly bound. Krauss reprints overall: FINE. Volume 12 overall: VERY GOOD. Volume 15 overall: VERY GOOD. 1933,35,38 volumes overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. All other volumes: NEAR FINE


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