McDONELL, R., Captain
Title: Build a Fleet, Lose a Fleet. signed in dj w/ a.l.s.
Publisher:  Hawthorn Press, Melbourne, 1976, ISBN:0725601655
Seller ID: 38750
McDONELL, R., Captain. Build a Fleet, Lose a Fleet. Melbourne: Hawthorn Press, (1976). Pp 242. Illustrated. 8vo, black cloth. A history of Australia'sCommonwealth Line of steamships, focusing particularly on the Line's role during each of the World Wars. Slight edgewear, else vg in rubbed, nicked dj. Includes a signed letter in the author's hand to another merchant Captain then involved with the salvage of the recently-burned Queen Elizabeth, discussing the vicissitudes of getting the book into print, and in finding a publisher for a nearly completed manuscript on the Salvage Board. Signed bythe author. 120.00