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21 ALEXANDER STEPHEN & SONS) Shipbuilding History 1750-1932. no dj.
Ed. J. Burrow & Co., 1932, 
(ALEXANDER STEPHEN & SONS). A Shipbuilding History 1750-1932: A Record of the Business founded, about 1750, by Alexander Stephen at Burghead, and subsequently carried on at Aberdeen, Arbroath, Dundee and Glasgow. L: Printed for Alexander Stephen & Sons Limited by Ed. J. Burrow & Co. Ltd., 1932. Pp 212 + advertising. Illustrated. Large 8vo, blue cloth.
A corporate history of the famous Linthouse firm, whose rise parallels that of the British shipbuilding industry itself: Founded in the age of sail (they built Scott's famous Terra Nova), they developed the ability to build fine steel-hulled steam- and motor ships, including vessels for the White Star and P & O lines. Chapters : 1. From Kinneddar to Dundee; 2. Kelvinhaugh and Dundee; 3. The Cruise of the Shenandoah; 4. Linthouse and Dundee; 5. The Dundee Whalers; 6. Linthouse 1900-1932; 7. Notable Associations; 8. Linthouse 1932; 9. Linthouse Engine and Boiler Works; 10. Steam, Motor, Auxiliary and Racing Yachts. With ship lists. Also over 80 pages of interesting illustrated advertising.
Spine faded, cloth slightly rubbed, owner's signature, else vg. 220.00

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22 ALEXANDER, David and Rosemary OMMER, (eds.). Maritime History Group 3 FISCHER, Lewis R. SAGER, Eric W. Volumes not Values : Canadian Sailing Ships and World Trades.
Maritime History Group, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1979, 
ALEXANDER, David and Rosemary OMMER, (eds.). Volumes not Values : Canadian Sailing Ships and World Trades. [St.John's]: Maritime History Group, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1979. Pp (8),[1]-373,(3). Many tables & diagrams. 8vo, card covers. Proceedings of the Third Conference of the AtlanticCanada Shipping Project, April 19 - April 21, 1979. Papers : Forrest Capie 's "Britain and Empire Trade in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century";Rosemary E. Ommer's "The Trade and Navigation of the Island" [Jersey]; Dav id Alexander's "Output and Productivity in the Yarmouth Ocean Fleet, 1863-1901"; Eric W. Sager's "Sources of Productivity Change in the Halifax Ocean Fleet, 1863-1900"; Lewis R. Fischer's "'The Great Mud Hole Fleet: The Voyages and Productivity of the Sailing Vessels of Saint John, 1863-1912"; SusanFairlie's "British Statistics of Grain Imports from Canada and the U.S.A., 1791-1900"; Keith Matthews' "The Canadian Deep Sea Merchant Marine and the American Export Trade, 1850-1890"; Robert G. Greenhill's "Latin America's Export Trades and British Shipping, 1850-1914"; Robin Craig's "The Copper Ore Trade"; David M. Williams' "The Shipping of the North Atlantic Cotton Trade in the Mid-Nineteenth Century"; and Sarah Palmer's "The British Coal Export Trade, 1850-1913". Also summaries of the several discussion periods. Creases to covers, else vg. 35.00

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23 ALLEN, Madelene Ferguson Wake of the Invercauld. in dj.
McGill-Queens UP, 1997, ISBN:0-7735-1688-3 
ALLEN, Madelene Ferguson. Wake of the Invercauld: Shipwrecked in the Sub-Antarctic: a great-grandaughter's pilgrimage. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queens UP, (1997). Pp 256. Illustrated. 4to, blue cloth.
"Robert Holding, a young English adventurer, was only 23 when in 1864 he was shipwrecked with 19 others on the windswept, inhospitable Auckland Islands in the sub-Antarctic Ocean south of New Zealand. By the time he was rescued a year later, only two of his shipmates were taken off the island with him, the rest having perished from starvation and exposure. This is the extraordinary story of how the three survived, and why their companions did not." -from the dj.
Vg in slightly torn dj. 40.00

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24 AMBROSE, A.J., ed. Jane's Merchant Shipping Review : 1983 ed. 1st issue.
Jane's, London, 1983, ISBN:0710602618 
AMBROSE, A.J., ed. Jane's Merchant Shipping Review . Edited by A.J. Ambrose. (London): Jane's, (1983). First year of issue. Pp. [1]-159,(1). Illustrated. Double column. Large 8vo, illustrated blue card covered boards. Includes: Ambrose's "The Cruise Ship: Growth and Recession" and "The Big Ship Market: Tankers and Bulk Carriers"; Russell Plummer's "The European Ferry Business: A Year in Review"; Captain David Hancox's "Marine Salvage and Ocean Towage East of Suez"; Ambrose's "The Offshore Industries"; Plummer's "Bridingthe Gaps: Train Ferries in Europe"; Ambrose's "Shipbuilding in 1982: The Y ear in Review"; and I.L. Buxton's "A Century of British Shipbreaking: The Growth and Decline of an Industry". Vg. 20.00

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25 AMBROSE, Clare and Karen MAXWELL MAXWELL, Karen London Maritime Arbitration. 1st pr. in glassine dj.
LLP, London, 1996, ISBN:185978027x 
AMBROSE, Clare and Karen MAXWELL. London Maritime Arbitration . L.: LLP, 1996. First Printing. Pp. [i]-xliv,1-450,(2). 8vo, green cloth with gilt bordered, gilt lettered red title blocks to front and spine. Vg in nicked glassine dj. 150.00

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26 American Bureau of Shipping Rules for Building and Classing Steel Barges for Offshore Service
American Bureau of Shipping, New York, 1967, 
American Bureau of Shipping. Rules for Building and Classing Steel Barges for Offshore Service . New York: American Bureau of Shipping, (1967). Pp. (6),1-48,(10). Illustrated. Double column. 4to, blue cloth with gilt lettering and decoration to front and spine. Spine is blank. Vg. 20.00

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27 American Merchant Marine Institute America Needs Ships
American Merchant Marine Institute, New York, 1950, 
American Merchant Marine Institute. America Needs Ships. New York: AmericanMerchant Marine Institute, [n.d. - mid-1950s]. Pp. (16). Unpaginated. Illu strated. 8vo, decorated stapled white and blue wraps. A slim volume documenting the necessity for the United States to maintain a sizeable ocean-goingfleet of merchant ships due to the importance of goods shipped to America from around the world. Small smudge to front cover, else vg. 15.00

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28 American Shipmasters' Association Record of American and Foreign Shipping
American Shipmasters' Association, New York, 1877, 
(American Shipmasters' Association). Record of American and Foreign Shipping. Established 1867. Surveys Made and Complied under the Direction of the American Shipmasters' Association, with the Sanction of The New York Board of Underwriters, to Provide a Standard American Classification of Vessels. New York : American Shipmasters' Association, January 1st, 1877. Pp lix,(1),1- Thick large 8vo, full gilt decorated black leather.
The American Shipmasters' Association (later to become the American Bureau of Shipping) produced these Lloyds-like registers annually. This is an uncommon early edition.
Each vessel is described using thirteen occasionally connecting columns:
For example
1.Number / Official Number / Signal Letters 926 / 48,192 / VRMJ 2. Vessel's Name and Master. Horton / Martell 3. Rig. Sch 4. / 5.: Nation, Port Belonging to, Br / Halifax Reg. Dimensions: Length, Breadth, Depth. 82 / 24.3 / 10.2 6. Tons / Decks / Draft. 122 7./8. Built: When / Where / Builder. '64 / Maitland, N.S. 9. Owners. H. Martell 10. Remarks. M;If;S;rps5,71 11. Years.12. Rate. 2 13. Last Survey. Port 5 '71

1. Number / Official Number / Sign al Letters 445 / 36,900 / SBQW 2. Vessel's Name and Master. Eliza Frazer / H. Savage 3. Rig. Bk 4. / 5.: Nation, Port Belonging to, Br / Colchester Reg. Dimensions: Length, Breadth, Depth. 104.2 / 26.5 / 11.9 6. Tons / Decks / Draft. 193 7./8. Built: When / Where / Builder. '61 4 / Merigomish, N.S. 9. Owners. Wm. B. Jones 10. Remarks. M;Icf;Z3;63 11. Years. 12. Rate. 13. Last Survey. N.Y. 7 '63

As one would expect many Nova Scotian coastal towns listed under "Where Builder": Advocate, Antigonish, Annapolis, Apple River,Arichat, Argyle, Aylesford, Baddeck, Barrington, Bay de Vert, Bear River, Beaver River, Bedford Basin, Black Rock, Black River, Bras d'Or, [Cape Breton], Bridgetown, Broad Cove, Burncoat, Canning, Cape Cove, Cape George, Chester, Cheverie, Church Point, Clementsport, Clifton, Clyde River, Colchester, Cornwallis, Digby, Economy, French Town, Granville, Green Cove, Green Harbour, Guysboro, Halifax, Hall's Harbour, Hampton, Havre Boucher, Hillsborough, Horton, Ingram River, Jordan River, Kempt, La Have, Liscomb, Little Brook, Liverpool, Londonderry, Lower Village, Lunenburg, Maccan, Mahone Bay, Maitland, Margaretville, Merigomish, Meteghan, Mill Creek, Milton, Moose Brook, Moses [Moser] River, Mount Denson New Glasgow, Newport, Noel, North Sydney, Oak Point, Parrsboro, Pereaux, Pictou, Pleasant Cove, Point Brűlé, Pomquet, Port Gilbert, Port Greville, Port Medway, Port Williams, Princeport,Pubnico, Pugwash, Raquette, River Hebert, River John, St. Ann's, Saint Mar y's Bay, Sable River, Salmon Point, Salmon River, Sandy Cove, Scott's Bay, Sheet Harbour, Shelburne, Spry Bay, Summerville, Tatamagouche, Tusket, Wallace, Westport, Weymouth, Wilmot, Windsor, Yarmouth
Wear to edges, some scuffing, else very good. Copy 960. 700.00

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29 ANDERSEN, Hakon With and John Peter COLLETT Anchor and Balance : Der norske Veritas 1864-1989.
J.W. Cappelens Forlag , 1989, ISBN:8202117690 
ANDERSEN, Hakon With and John Peter COLLETT. Anchor and Balance : Der norske Veritas 1864-1989. J.W. Cappelens Forlag A.S., (1989). Pp [1]-491,(5). Illustrated. Large 8vo, blue cloth. “This book is the history of a very special institution. Det norske Veritas was founded in 1864 as a classification service for the Norwegian merchant marine. Today Veritas is one of the largest and most important of the international classification societies, with activities around the world.” - from the dj. Contents : 1. Ship Classification in a Liberal Age: The Founding of Det norske Veritas. 2. The Changing Fleet, 1870-1914. 3. From Steam to Diesel: The Fleet and Veritas, 1914-1939. 4. The War Years and the Reconstructing Era, 1939-1950. 5. The Scientific Entrepreneur: Georg Vedeler and the New Technology. 6. Organisational Growth during the First Vedeler Years, 1951-1957. 7. Post-War Euphoria: An International Reputation Finally Achieved. 8. The New Order: Research Takes Command. 9. Triumphs and Strains from Growth, 1958-1967. 10. The Golden Age of Shipping – and of Veritas, 1967-1974. 11. Oil at the Doorstep: The Offshore Challenge. 12. The End of an Era? 13. The Fight for an Independent Institution: A New Veritas. 14. Expansion and Internationalisation. 15. Offshore Expansion Matches Soaring Oil Prices. 16. Consolidation and Reorganisation, 1984-1988. 17. Det norske Veritas: 125 Years of Managing Norms and Standards. Gift inscription, else very good in dustjacket. 45.00

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30 ANDERSON, J.W. Brown's Ship Accounts and Captain's Letter Writer, also, How to Calculate Exchange at Foreign Ports, with other useful information for young masters
James Brown and Son, Glasgow, 1912, 
ANDERSON, J.W. Brown's Ship Accounts and Captain's Letter Writer, also, Howto Calculate Exchange at Foreign Ports, with other useful information for young masters . Glasgow: James Brown & Son, "The Nautical Press", 1912. Pp.(2),[i]-ii,[1]-117,(3), + 1 folding leaf. 8vo, green cloth with white deco ration and lettering to front, blank spine. Boards rubbed, edgeworn and soiled, dampstaining to upper right corner, inner hinges cracked, else g. 10.00

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31 ANDERSON, John Coastwise Sail
Percival Marshall, London, 1948, 
ANDERSON, John. Coastwise Sail. London : Percival Marshall, (1948). Pp 69. Includes plates. Small 8vo, illustrated card covers. A fine, elegaic littlevolume that chronicles the final few sailing coasters in post-war Britain. Vessels described and illustrated here include the Albert, th e Baltic, th e topsail schooner C. & F. Nurse, the Cymric of Dublin, the De Wadden of Dublin, the topsail schooner Doris, the Englishman of Lancaster, the Flying Foam of Bridgwater, the Gaelic of Dublin, the Gauntlet, the Happy Harry of Whitehaven, the three-masted schooner Irish Minstrel of Chester, the Jane Banks, the John Sims of Gloucester, the Katie, the brigantine Lady of Avenal,the Mary B. Mitchell of Beaumaris, the Mary Barrow of Truro, the Nellie By water, the Queen of the West, the Result of Barnstaple, the S.F. Pearce of Fowey, the Snowflake of Runcorn, the Tarragona of Dublin,, the schooner TwoSisters, the Uncle Ned of Dublin, the barquentine Waterwitch and others. V ery good, a particularly nice copy. 30.00

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32 ANDERSON, Romola and R.C. ANDERSON Sailing Ship
Norton, New York, 1963, 
ANDERSON, Romola and R.C. ANDERSON. The Sailing Ship : Six Thousand Years of History. NY: Norton, (1963). Pp. 211 + 16 p. of plates. 8vo, blue cloth. An examination of the history of the sailing ship, spanning from early Egyptian times to the emergence of steam-powered vessels. Minor edgewear, spinefaded, dampstain to bottom right of front board, bookplate, name, else vg. 18.00

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33 ANDERSON, Virginia B. Marine Historical Association. STACKPOLE, Edouard A., foreword Maritime Mystic
Marine Historical Association, Mystic, Conn., 1962, 
ANDERSON, Virginia B. Maritime Mystic. Mystic, Conn.: Marine Historical Association, 1962. Pp (6),vii-viii,1-88 + 8 pages of illustrations. 8vo, printed pale green card covers, blank spine. Marine Historical Association No. 39. A history of Mystic, Connecticut from the seventeenth century to the endof the nineteenth. Foreword by Edouard A. Stackpole. Chapters : 1. The Mys tic River Area; 2. Political Development of the Area; 3. Industries and Trade Ashore; 4. The Sea-borne Economy; 5. End of an Era. With appendices, notes, bibliography, and an extensive index. Spine faded, slightly rubbed, else very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 25.00

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34 ANGER, William Henry and Harry D. ANGER ANGER, Harry D. Digest of the Mercantile Law of Canada and Newfoundland. 12th ed, 90th thousand
W. H. Anger, 1926, 
ANGER, William Henry and Harry D. ANGER. Digest of the Mercantile Law of Canada and Newfoundland : Being A Practical Code of the Mercantile Law both Common and Statute, Embodying the Variations therein of All Provinces. Together with Legal and Business Forms. Toronto: W. H. Anger, 1926. Twelfth Edition -- Ninetith Thousand. Pp. 448. 8vo, green cloth with black lettering. Rear hinge cracked, front hinge starting, spine and all extremities worn, pencilling in margin with some underlining, pencilled notations to rear end papers, boards scuffed, previous owner's name inked to ffep, else a good copy. 25.00

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35 Antwerp]. ASAERT, Gustaaf. DEVOS, Greta. SUYKENS, Fernand. Naties in the Port of Antwerp : Six Centuries of Activity in City and Port.First Edition in dustjacket.
Lannoo, Tielt, 1993, ISBN:9020922521 
[Antwerp]. ASAERT, Gustaaf, Greta DEVOS, and Fernand SUYKENS. The "Naties" in the Port of Antwerp : Six Centuries of Activity in City and Port. [Foreword by Fernand Huts]. (Tielt): Lannoo, (1993). First English-language printing. Published simultaneously in Dutch under the title "De Antwerpse Naties". Pp. (6),7-328. Illustrated, occasionally in colour. Double column. Square 4to, navy blue cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine. "The Port of Antwerp is very much alive. In good and in bad times, even in times of economic recession, the port continues to be a hive of activity. The engines that drive this intensive port industry are the 'Naties'. These age-old corporations have survived all the political, social and economic turbulence that history has brought their way. Their inborn flexibilty has always enabled them to adapt to the most radical changes. Their vitality and dynamism have never reached such heights as in today's difficult climate. They have cut steadfastly through the turbulence of the economic recession and, despite teh general decline of the European ports, they continue to invest, with a firm belief in the future. No one who drives through the port can fail to remark their ubiquitousness on all the quays, in all the distributionzones, and at all the terminals." - from the foreword. Contents: Part I: A ntwerp's 'Nations' Before the French Revolution: 1. An Historical View of the 'Nations'; 2. The Way of Life of the Old 'Nations'; 3. A Procession of Nations. Part II: The Antwerp 'Nations' during the Period 1815-1940: 1. In Search of a New Identity (1815-1850); 2. Self-Assured Development (1850-1914); 3. A Brief Interlude (1914-1918); 4. The Resilience of an Old System (1918-1940). Part III: The Antwerp 'Nations', 1940-1993: 1. The Metamorphosis of the 'Nation' Company; 2. New Developments in the 'Nation' Company. With bibliography. Light spotting to top-edge, else very good in dustjacket. Dueto the weight of this book, extra shipping charges may be necessary to cov er postage on international orders. 100.00

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36 APOLLONIO, Spencer, (ed.). Last of the Cape Horners : Firsthand Accounts from the Final Days of the Commercial Tall Ships. First Paperback Printing
Brassey's, Washington, D.C., 2002, ISBN:157488283X 
APOLLONIO, Spencer, (ed.). The Last of the Cape Horners : Firsthand Accounts from the Final Days of the Commercial Tall Ships. Washington, D.C. : Brassey's, (2002). First Paperback Printing. Pp (10),ix-xxxi,(3),3-296 + central 22-page section of b&w photos. With maps in the text. 8vo, beige photo-illustrated cardcovers. Apollonio is a retired marine biologist. "The Last ofthe Cape Horners is an exciting anthology of the best-written and most-rep resentative accounts of life aboard commercial square-rigged sailing ships in the final fifty years of their existence." -from the rear cover. Preface; Introduction; 1. Getting Under Way; 2. First Days at Sea; 3. The Ways of a Ship and the Sailor's Life; 4. Trade Winds and Beyond; 5. Falls, Fatalities, Rescue, and Fires; 6. Running the Easting Down; 7. Australian Interlude; 8. Across the Southern Ocean; 9. The Cape Horn Road; 10. The Hazards of Ice; 11. The Road Home; 12. The Last Leg. With glossary, bibliography, and index. Very good. 14.00

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37 APOSTLE, Richard BARRETT, Gene Emptying Their Nets : Small Capital and Rural industrialization in the NovaScotia Fishing Industry
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1992, ISBN:0802068316 
APOSTLE, Richard and Gene BARRETT. Emptying Their Nets : Small Capital and Rural industrialization in the Nova Scotia Fishing Industry. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, (1992). Pp (8),[ix]xvii,(5),[3]-396. Tables. Maps.8vo, card covers. Also with contributions by Pauline Barber, Kevin J. Barr ett, Anthony Davis, Marie Giasson, Leonard Kasdan, Leigh Mazany and Lawrence Willett. "The day of the independent fisher is done, according to conventional wisdom. There is a widespread conviction today that the survival of small capital in the fishing industry is anachronistic or, at best, exceptjonal, and therefore relatively unimportant in the grander scheme of things. Richard Apostle and Gene Barrett take a different view. They argue that thedifferentiated structure of the industry, while rooted in a number of reso urce-centred conditions, stems from a range of socioeconomic factors which the fishery shares with other industrial sectors. It is the overall constellation of events and forces that continually regenerates a. structural basis for small capital and frustrates the centralization ana concentration of capital. They suggest mat a variety of types ot small capital must bc distinguished, each with particular internal structures - for example, relationsto the harvesting sector, large-scale capital, and the market. While the c oastal zone fishery is vital to the small capital processing sector, family-based organization, intermediate technology, surplus labour, and communitystructures are central to this structure as well. They argue as well that a populist ideology rooted in individualism and free enterprise emanates from this structure and represents its major weak point in terms of concertedaction during times of crisis. The culmination of a six-year research proj ect, this work incorporates primary research data collected through surveysof plant managers, fishers, plant workers and brokers, four community stud ies, and financial analysis of fish plant operations. It identifies variousstrands and patterns that make up the fabric of rural community, revealing the complex interconnections among household, class, gender, and community and the structuring of economy and society.." (Abstract). Contents : 1. A theoretical overview (by Richard Apostle and Gene Barrett). 2. Mercantile and industrial development to 1945 (by Gene Barrett). 3. Post-war development (by Gene Barrett). 4. Small, competitive, and large : fish plants in the 1980s (by Richard Apostle, Gene Barrett, Anthony Davis, and Leonard Kasdan). 5. Financial characteristics, 1974-1984 (by/ Kevin J. Barrett). 6. Supplying the US northeast (by Richard Apostle, Gene Barrett, and Leigh Mazany). 7. Captains and buyers (by Richard Apostle and Gene Barrett). 8. Modernization in Digby Neck and the Islands (by Anthony Davis, assisted by Leonard Kasdan). 9. Captains and buyers in 'Gangen Harbour' (by Lawrence Willett). 10. Surplus labour (by Richard Apostle and Gene Barrett). 11. Capital and work-force adaptation in Clare (by Marie Giasson). 12. Communities and their social economy (by Richard Apostle and Gene Barrett). 13. Household and workplace strategies in 'Northfield' (by Pauline Barber). 14. Populism and alienation (by Richard Apostle and Gene Barrett). Very good. 25.00

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38 APPLEYARD, H.S. World Ship Society Turnbull, Scott and Company
World Ship Society, 1978, 
APPLEYARD, H.S. Turnbull, Scott, and Company. Kendal, Cumbria: World Ship Society, 1978. Pp 52. Illustrated. 8vo, red card covers. Covers slightly rubbed, else vg. 25.00

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39 Aquitania) Ocean Liners of the Past Shipbuilder Reprints series, 3) Cunard Quadruple-Screw Atlantic Liner Aquitania. 1st US in dj.
New York Graphic Society, Greenwich, CT, 1971, ISBN:0821204777 
(Aquitania). The Cunard Quadruple-Screw Atlantic Liner Aquitania. Greenwich, CT: New York Graphic Society, (1971). First American Printing. Pp. (8),9-176, + 5 folding plates at rear (including others intermittently throughoutthe text). Illustrated. Double column. Large 8vo, blue cloth boards with n avy blue cloth spine, gilt lettering to spine, top edge dyed navy blue. "Ocean Liners of the Past: Number 3 in a series of reprints from The Shipbuilder." "The Aquitania, commissioned in 1914, spent 35 years in active transatlantic service - the only Cunard liner to serve through both World Wars. During this time she carried nearly 1,200,000 passengers some 3,000,000 miles. She largely escaped the natural hazards and wartime damages that affectedthe careers of most contemporary ocean liners and is remembered for her co ntinuous efficiency and reliability. Last of the four-funnelled liners, shewas known as 'the Aristocrat of the Atlantic' for her style and poise." - from the dj. A facsimile reprint of a special illustrated issue of The Shipbuilder magazine, published in 1914 to commemorate the maiden voyage of theAquitania. Very good in clipped dj with some browning and a few short clos ed tears. 100.00

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40 ARCHER, J.F. History of Staley, Radford & Co. Ltd. 1875-1975.
W. & J. Mackay Limited, Chatham , 1975, ISBN:0950400408 
ARCHER, J.F. A History of Staley, Radford & Co. Ltd. 1875-1975. (Chatham : W. & J. Mackay Limited, 1975). First Edition. Pp (4),1-374,(2),+ 2 folding plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. With a Foreword by Harold Radford, Chairman and Managing Director. Cohen, The Thames, 1580-1980: A General Bibliography, p.306. “Born in the age of sail, in days when shipping could still offer adventure and discovery, Staley, Radford and Co. Ltd., continue in the shipping business, in the City of London. This history of one small Shipping Company's first century is more man just a tribute to the enterprise of the resolute men who founded it and who served it for ten decades. It is also a thread in the fabric of London's commercialhistory and the development of modern Tasmania, South Africa and other Tra ding partners of Great Britain. The book affords fascinating insights into such varied topics as the Victorian business office, with an all-male pen and ink staff, the special skills of stevedores loading wooden sailing ships, the changing patterns of cargo and of trade, and the traumatic impact of two world wars. Yet for all the inevitable differences between the Company in 1875 and in 1975, perhaps the most striking impression gained is the underlying continuity or approach, of conscientious, steadfast service, of trust and of reliability. Perhaps not surprising, in a Company that did not lose, until 1959, the services of a man who joined the firm in 1879, and where a lifetime with the Company was the normal pattern, rather man the exception. Undoubtedly a useful contribution to the commercial history of London,indeed to the history of commerce, the book is unusual in the immediacy an d vividness of the events and personalities recorded. This is not surprising, perhaps, in that although covering a century, the author joined the firmin 1921 and knew the founding generation personally. Small firms like Stal ey, Radford rarely reached the headlines, yet in their hundreds, they were the backbone of British commerce at the time when it dominated the world. In this book, Mr. Archer gives us a glimpse of the reasons for their past - and their continuing success.” - from the dj. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE REQUIRED DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. Signed without inscription by Harold Radford. 120.00

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