Erich Groner, German Warships: 1815-1945, two volumes, 1991, Hardcover, NF.

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Groner, Erich, et al. Annapolis, Naval Institute Press, 1991.
English, First English Edition, Near Fine, HC, 4to, 12" x 10", Vol I: [vi] xii, 243, Vol II:  [vi] xi, 240 pp.

Red paper over board, stamped gilt lettering to spine, superior copy inside and out, with only the most minimal, unobtrusive wear to bindings, text-block, dust jacket and endpapers. Near Fine black and red pictorial dust jacket, featuring white illustrations of German Warships to front, white and gray lettering to front and back, white and black lettering to spine, black lettering to interior flaps, some shelf wear, very light soiling, otherwise, clean and intact. Protected in a paper-backed Mylar sleeve. Both volumes include drawings by Erich Groner, Peter Mickel and Franz Mrva, Foreword by Dr. Dieter Jung and Martin Maass, Notes and Abbreviations, and Index. Vol I: 34 sections with information on "Armored vessels" to "Fast escort vessels." Vol II: 25 sections with information on "The forerunners of the U-boat" to "Barrage vessels" and Glossary of builders and dockyards. From back of dust jacket: "Erich Groner's highly regarded book is, quite simply, the most detailed and authoritative reference work ever published on the subject. It provides data on the design, construction, dimensions, machinery and armament, and comments on the performance, seakeeping, and service history for around 10,000 ships and craft."