ALBION, Robert Greenhalgh
Title: Square-Riggers on Schedule: The New York Sailing Packets to England, France, and the Cotton Ports. 1st no dj.
Publisher:  Princeton University Press, Princeton , 1938,
Seller ID: 38404
ALBION, Robert Greenhalgh. Square-Riggers on Schedule : The New York Sailing Packets to England, France, and the Cotton Ports. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1938. Pp (6),vii-xii,(2),-371, frontispiece + 12 pp plates. 8vo, black cloth. Albion's classic "systematic history" of the Americansailing packet lines on the North Atlantic and coastwise to the cotton por ts, scrupulously detailed and with splendidly informative appendixes. Chapters : 1. Background for the Black Ball; 2. The Atlantic Shuttle; 3. Enslaving the Cotton Ports; 4. Tough Ships; 5. Counting House Control; 6. Tough Men; 7. "Thirty-Six Days from Liverpool"; 8. Misadventures; 9. "Thirty Guineas, Wines Included"; 10. Canvas Versus Steam. Appendices : 1. Growth of New York Packet Service; 2. Individual Packet Records, 1818-1858; 3. IndividualPacket Records - Later Ships; 4. Individual Packets, Further Details, New Tonnage, Draft, etc ; 5. Ex-Packets in Whaling Service; 6. Major and Minor Packet Lines; 7. Packet Freight Rates, 1836; 8. Packet Cargoes - New York to Liverpool, 1818-1819, 1835; 9. Coastal Packet Cargoes - Northbound, 1835;10. Packet Ownership - Proportional Shares; 11. Length of Packet Passages to New York - General Averages; 12. Westbound Ocean Passages - Length Distribution; 13. Westbound Ocean Passages - Length Distribution, Individual Ships; 14. Black Ball Passages, 1818-1827; Eastbound and Monthly Averages; 15.Northbound Coastal Passages - Length Distribution; 16. Northbound Coastal Passages - Monthly Averages; 17. Packet Builders and Places of Building; 18. Packe Crew Listst; 19. Packet Crew Casualties; 20. Packet Captains - Biographical Notes. With bibliography and index. With bibliography and index. Very nice clean, tight copy. 200.00