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Author Name:    BUNTING, W.H.

Title:   Portrait of a Port : Boston, 1852-1914. First Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    Harvard Uiversity Press, Cambridge, 1971, 

Seller ID:   16233

BUNTING, W.H., (compiler and annotator). Portrait of a Port : Boston, 1852-1914. Cambridge, MA : The Belknap Press of Harvard Uiversity Press, 1971. First Edition. Pp (6),vii-xviii,(2),1-519,(5). Illustrated [with 234 photographs. Square 8vo, tan cloth. "Two hundred and thirty-four striking photographs of the port of Boston combine with interpretive commentary to recapturethe flavor, buoyancy, and excitement of the city's years as one of the two or three great American ports. After the Civil War, Boston underwent a rad ical and successful transformation from a declining mercantile home port toan important and competitive modern seaport. At the same time, the transit ion from sail to steam was taking place. Mr Bunting uses photographic studies of deep water sail and steam vessels, naval ships, fishing boats, catboats, tugs, schooners, and sloops, and of the picturesque wharves - all create a kaleidoscopic visual history of these years of change. The volume offers, as well, some of the most distinguished early work in photography, including the widest selection ever published of photographs by pioneer marine photographer Nathaniel Stebbins. Mr. Bunting, a 1969 graduate of Harvard University, is at present a commercial fisherman." - from the dj. Chapters: A Short History of the Port of Boston; Some Waterfront Views; Shipbuilding and Repairing; Some Useful Vessels and Institutions of the Port; Fishing; Coastal Sail; Coastal Steam; Deep-Water Sail; Deep-Water Steam; The Navy in the Port; Recreation. Very good in lightly worn dustjacket. 40.00


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