The Peril of Portsmouth. French Fleets and English Forts.
John Murray, ( 1853), London
80 pp. Duotone double page chart. b/w ills. in text.
Second Edition. England’s ongoing fixation on the threat posed by France. This is an analysis of England’s coastal defenses as they stood mid-19th century, and an exposition of Fergusson’s own “System of Fortification.” With a duotone chart of Portsmouth Harbor with his proposed defenses. Scarce. Worldcat shows only one library holding a copy of this edition. In original printed wrappers, chipped. Stab sewing fragile.