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Author Name:    WALKER, David LEYLAND, Ralph Watts)

Title:   Champion of Sail : R.W. Leyland and his Shipping Line.. First Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    Conway Maritime, London, 1986, ISBN:0851774024 

Seller ID:   34376

WALKER, David. Champion of Sail : R.W. Leyland and his Shipping Line. (London): Conway Maritime Press, (1986). Pp (5),6-191,(1). Doulle column. Illustrated. Large 8vo, brown cloth. "Ralph Watts Leyland was the founder of one of the last major sailing ship companies. Against the late nineteenth century trend, he remained an enthusiastic advocate of sail as a method of transporting low value bulk cargoes, persisting with big iron and steel square-riggers while his rivals converted to steamships. Thus his Liverpool-based shipping line came to own some of the largest and most famous vessels of theage, including the Wavertree, which is now being restored at South Street Seaport, New York." -from the dj. Vg in slightly rubbed dj. 60.00

Price = 60.00 CDN
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