MacGREGOR, David R. KILLICK, James, Captain.
Title: China Bird : The History of Captain Killick and the Firm he Founded: Killick Martin & Company. First Edition
Publisher:  Chatto and Windus, London, 1961,
Seller ID: 104510
MacGREGOR, David R. The China Bird : The History of Captain Killick and OneHundred Years of Sail and Steam. London : Chatto and Windus, 1961. First E dition. Pp (4),v-xvii,(1),1-366 + frontispiece + 42 pages of plates, 3 folding plans. Illustrations in text. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering tospine. David Roy MacGregor (b. August 25, 1925, Fulham, London). Cohen, Th e Thames, 1580-1980: A General Bibliography, p.312. A biography of Captain James Killick, master of great British China clippers and co-founder of thefamous shipping firm of Killick Martin & Co. "In this book Mr MacGregor, w ho is already well known to readers of books about sea-faring and shipbuiding, combines adventure on sea and in the counting house with economic history in telling the story of Captain James Killick, his associates and successors." - from the dj [not present with this copy]. Contents : Preface. 1. Captain Killick; 2. Shipbroking; 3. Shipowning; 4. Tea Cargoes 1865-1869; 5.Tea Cargoes 1870-1879; 6. Steam Competition; 7. Later Voyages 1877—1886; 8 . New Policies 1883-1918; 9. East and West 1919-1960; 10. Those Ashore. Epilogue. Appendices : I. Partners and Directors of K. M. & Co. and Directors of Associated Companies. II. List ot Ships owned by K. M. & Co. III. List of Passages made by K. M. & Co's Ships. IV. List of Spar Dimensions. V. Ships Consigned to Jardine Matheson & Co. 1863-1876. Spine sunned, penned name,else very good. 40.00