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The Blue Riband

Lee, Charles E

Editorial: Sampson Low, Marston, London
Condición: VG+ Encuadernación de tapa dura
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This impressive history of the Trans-Atlantic liner trade begins with a survey of firststeamers on the run,from the early 1800s. By the late 1820s the service was becoming reliable, relativey safe and quite competitive. It is at this point that Charles Lee takes up his historyof the trade, to which he applied the sub-title "The Romance of the Atlantic Ferry". The early sections examine the extent of international rivalry which soon saw ships from Britain, USA and Germany, often with several companies flying their national flag. In the search for international prestige the Blue Riband became the signal of success for the ship setting the fastest runs across. One appendix lists ships that made record crossings and another details of the largest liners on the service which in later years included Italian and French.liners, and ships from other nations. Although the book is not dated it is most likely c1931, when the latest ships mentioned were entering service. All the famous ships of the "Atlantic Ferry" up to the 1930s are covered, and often pictured, in this fine nautical book on the Golden Age of Atlantic liner travel. Publised by Sampson Low and Marston , 244 pages including appendices and index, Fold out colour art frontis of the"Britannia", the First Cunarder , is in excellent condition. as are the seven colour plates in the text block, 70 b/w illustrations, two diagrams. Blue hard ciovers with black front titles are VG. The spine strip has been professionally replaced in matching blue with the black spine titles on a dark blue applied panel There is some ilsolated foxing, confined to the vartical page margins and not impinging on illustrations Otherwise the text block is tight and in excellent condition, no inscriptions. N° de ref. de la librería 004648

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Título: The Blue Riband

Editorial: Sampson Low, Marston, London

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Ilustrador: Photos,, Art

Condición del libro:VG+

Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Jacket

Edición: Apparent First

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