There have been several hundred Clyde built paddle steamers, which have plied the Estuary and the west coast of Scotland since the introduction of the first paddle steamer, Henry Bell's Comet of 1812. The many papers, publications, advertisements, travellers tales, and pictures, etc., which have appeared since that time, have left us with an assortment of information, sometimes conflicting, about many of these ships. Gleaning information from some of the above sources, this book tries to establish what several of the Clyde paddle steamers actually looked like as originally built, what changes were made to them during their lives, and what they looked like in their final condition. Each steamer is illustrated by a three-view drawing carrying notes about the alterations made during the steamers life, there is a short text with brief details about the ship, and photographs or a sketch of each ship is also included.
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Descripción Brown Son & Ferguson, 1999. 0851746713, 1999. 1st edn. 4to. Original laminated pictorial boards (VG), no dustwrapper issued. Pp. ix + 153, illus with b&w photos and drawings (no inscriptons). Nº de ref. de la librería 88961
Descripción Brown, Son & Ferguson, Glasgow, 1999. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Quarto. " A selection of 30 paddle steamer arrangement drawings, from the 1812 Comet to the 1934 Caledonia, including the Industry, Edinburgh Castle, Iona, and the famous Jeanie Deans. Specially prepared to illustrate the changes made to each vessel over it's lifetime, showing each ship as built, and as it appeared towards the end of it's working life ." PP . 153 . Illustrated by plans of the steamers , b/w photos. throughout . Hardly noticeable nudge to one corner o/w as new - completely clean , unmarked and sound . Quarto. Nº de ref. de la librería 001362