CARTER, George Goldsmith CALLENDER, Geoffrey, Sir (intro)
Title: Looming Lights. 1st UK in dj.
Publisher:  Constable, London, 1945,
Seller ID: 52748
CARTER, George Goldsmith. Looming Lights. [Dustjacket adds the sub-title: Atrue story of the Lightships]. With an introduction by Sir Geoffrey Callen der. (L.): Constable, (1945). First UK Edition. Pp. 167. 8vo, blue cloth. Law 1204. The lightships served as a more than adequate substitute for lighthouses, when there was no firm surface on which to build lighthouses. Serving the same purpose as their land borne brethren, the lightships helped to keep mercantile, naval, and personal vessels away from dangerous coastline.This volume contains many stories involving the lightships. "The coastwise lights of Britain are immortal. To-day they sleep, but the hour will surel y come when once again they will sweep the darkening sky, pointing, guiding, warning; a symbol of hope, deliverance, and justice to humanity." - from the epilogue. Very minor edgewear, inked inscription and bookplate to ffep,else vg in nicked, price-clipped dj. 40.00