London. Published by "Engineering". Printed by Ye Bedford Presse. 1907. Stock ID #155965
2 volumes. Ordnance Works: 30 fine photogravure images on 14 leaves of which 6 are full page, plate marks, 14 explanatory pages of text. Naval Construction Works: Full page black and white plan of the Naval Construction Works, Vickers Sons & Maxim Ltd with red line indicating the route of Prince Fushimi's extensive visit, full page view of The Naval Construction Works, Barrow-in-Furness, and 15 other full page fine photogravure images and 1 plate of 3 images. 16 explanatory pages of text. Bound volumes handsomely presented in full leather, one red and the other black, gilt rules and dentelles, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Some rubbing at corners and head and tail of spine, red leather lightly marked in two places, occasional spotting. An old photocopy of a handwritten programme of the earlier section of the Prince's visit from May 4th to the 13th is loosely inserted. Very handsome volumes celebrating the visit of Prince Fushimi to two of the works of Messrs. Vickers Sons and Maxim in 1907. The Visit of His Imperial Japanese Highness Prince Fushimi to the Ordnance Works at Erith contains images showing demonstrations of use and in some cases the transportation of the following guns: 7.5in. and 6-in. Quick-Firing Guns; Light Naval Guns; 12-Pounder Naval Landing Gun; Large Field Guns and Howitzers; Twelve-pounder Field Gun; The "Pom-Pom" Field Gun; "Pom-Pom" Gun for Mountain Warfare; The Maxim Rifle Calibre Gun; Mountain Guns in Service; Manufacturing Quick-Firing Guns and their Mountings; Field-Gun Carriages; Manufacturing "Pom-Pom" Guns; Making "Maxim" Guns; Making Shells. These final five images were taken inside the works of Vickers Sons & Maxim. The Visit of His Imperial Japanese Highness Prince Fushimi to The Naval Construction Works at Barrow-in-Furness includes: a birds-eye view of The Naval Construction Works; the Battleship "Mikasa" for the Navy of His Imperial Japanese Majesty; The Battleship "Katori" for the Navy of His Imperial Japanese Majesty; Bow Guns of the Japanese Battleship "Katori"; The British Armoured Cruiser "King Alfred"; Torpedo-Boat Destroyer; A Royal Mail Passenger Steamer; Shipbuilding Berths; Armour Plate; Testing Guns for Warships; Naval Gun-Mounting Erecting Department; Manufacturing Naval Gun Mountings; Gun-Slide Department; Making Projectiles; Propelling Machinery; Fitting-Out Basin; 150-Ton Electric Crane Lifting a Submarine Boat. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 155965).