BRAYNARD, Frank O.
Title: S.S. Savannah : The Elegant Steam Ship. First Edition in dustjacket
Publisher:  University of Georgia Press, Athens, Georgia , 1963,
Seller ID: 25148
BRAYNARD, Frank O. S.S. Savannah : The Elegant Steam Ship. Athens : University of Georgia Press, (1963). First Edition. Pp (6),vii-xii,1-249,(3) + 24 pages of illustrations. 8vo, blue cloth, glt lettering to spine. "This is the story of a ship and her pioneer master, Moses Rogers, who had the revolutionary idea of making the first trans-Atlantic voyage in a steam-propelledvessel. [...] The momentous voyage began in Savannah, Georgia, in 1819, an d took the courageous crew to England (where the Royal Navy thought the steaming vessel was on fire and pursued her, vainly), to Stockholm (where the King of Sweden tried to buy her), and to Russia (where the Captain and his gallant ship captivated the Tsar himself)." - from the dj. Chapters: 1. Moses Rogers 2. Savannah Signposts; 3. A Laudable and Meritorious Experiment; 4. The Savannah Takes Form; 5. The Engine; 6. Most Tidy and Brilliant; 7. Sea Legs; 8. Chasing a President [President James Monroe]; 9. Great Experiment; 10. A Signal Trophy of American Enterprise; 11. Impayable Gratification12. At St. Petersburg [Russia]; 13. From Neva to Potomac; 14. A Sailing Sh ip; 15. Epilogue. With notes, bibliography and index. Some marking to margins, a few marginal smudges, else very good in un-clipped dustjacket. 45.00