Frankly I was extremely disappointed with this book. I'm a professional model builder. I own a business and have been in business for over 9 years. I'm always on the lookout for books that will assist me in building that next model. After having bought every book on the market about the Victory, this looked like it would be a good addition to my library. I've only built the Victory kit 6 times over the past 23 years of model ship building.
Needless to say, for the price I paid for this book, it was not worth it. There's very little text or additional information in the book that hasn't already been said and written in other books. The photos are nice but most are very small and therefore don't show the kind of details a model builder would be interested in. There were only a few drawings in the book and what I was most interested in, drawings of the original ship as it looked in 1785, amounted to one, blurry and small drawing that is useless in my opinion.
Bottom line is that I'm sending the book back and getting my money back. Save your money as this book just isn't worth it. If it were selling for $4.95, it might be worth it. It's small, only 120 pages, very thin, just not good value for the money.