Aquitania) Ocean Liners of the Past Shipbuilder Reprints series, 3)
Title: Cunard Quadruple-Screw Atlantic Liner Aquitania. 1st US in dj.
Publisher:  New York Graphic Society, Greenwich, CT, 1971, ISBN:0821204777
Seller ID: 73610
(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