Salem: Marine Research Society, 1928. Limited edition. Black and white plates. Vellum backed boards, quarto, 478 pages. Near fine. Bound in textured light blue paper over boards with vellum spine, which is titled in gilt. Top edge gilt. A bit of mild soil to vellum spine.
A history of shipbuilding in Massachusetts, followed by 215 plates taken from ship portraits from the Peabody Museum and private collections. This is copy #43 of 97 on American Vellum. Handsome nautical bookplate of W. S. Galloway on front pastedown.