White illustrated wraps. 123 pp. With a few black and white illustrations throughout. A history of shipbuilding in the Portsmouth, New Hampshire area from around 1840 to 1860, documenting the boom in the sailing ship industry as a result of trade with China and other locales. This includes a look at the ships built, including names and dimensions, as well as various voyages undertaken, shipbuilder names, etc. GOOD condition. Small crease to the lower front corner. Minor toning to the wraps. Several sections in the interior circled in blue ink, with a few stray underlines and tick marks present.