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Author Name:    HILL, John C.G.

Title:   Shipshape and Bristol Fashion. First Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    Journal of Commerce and Shipping Telegraph, Liverpool, 1952, 1952

Seller ID:   73592

HILL, John C.G. Shipshape and Bristol Fashion. Liverpool : The Journal of Commerce and Shipping Telegraph, 17 James Street, [n.d. - 1952?]. First Edition. Pp (6),vii-viii,(2),1-110, + 5 plates. With 44 b&w illustrations in the text. 8vo, blue cloth with white flag illustration to front and gilt lettering to spine.

John Charles Gathorne Hill (b. June 15, 1917, Somerset - d. 1994).

"Mr. Hill has undertaken considerable research into the history of shipping and shipbuilding in Bristol - home of the ancient Society of Merchant Venturers. At the beginning of the 18th Century, James Hilhouse started the maritime concern whose history is described and which is believed to vbe the only one in continual existence for so long as 250 years. From the days of the 1700s, the author tells how the Hills came to join the Hilhouses, takes readers through the great period of commercial sail (when the clipper ships and the white-winged ocean tramps really built up the firm), relates how sail gave way to steam and to the Bristol City Line (now the parent company of the other concerns), records shipping and shipbuilding activities in two world wars, and so brings the story up to the present.

The author, who is a director of the Bristol City Line of Steamships, Ltd., and of Charles Hill and Sons, Ltd., for the numerous illustrations has drawn on his own collection and those of his companies, as well as including others of local historical interest; five of the illustrations are in colour and the rest in monochrome. The book contains 10 appendices which provide further invaluable data for the student of shipping and shipbuilding." - from the dj.

Introduction;
A Family Tree [Members of the Hilhouse and Hill Families Who Had Any Connection with the Business];
1. The 18th Century;
2. The First Half of the 19th Century;
3. Clipper Ship Era, 1851-1879;
4. Birth of the Bristol City Line, 1879;
5. The Beginning of the 20th Century;
6. Shipshape and Bristol Fashion.

Appendices:
1. Some Fleets of 1793 [Extracts from Lloyd's Register of 1793 Comparing the Fleets of Peter Protheroe and William Miles of Bristol, against the Famous Liverpool Shipowner, Thomas Brocklebank];

2. Large Ships Built in Hilhouse's Four Dockyards in Bristol (1801-1820);

3. Some Ships of the Firm Sailings from Bristol during the Years 1831-1841 and Their Voyages;

4. Ships Built by the Firm from 1821-1850;

5. Wooden Ships Built at Albion Dockyard All Wooden;

6. Sailing Ships Owned and Run by Charles Hill and Sons 1851-1878;

7. First Bristol City Line Ships;

8. Ships Built at Albion Dockyard Iron and Steel;

9. Ships Joining the Bristol City Line Fleet from the Beginning of the 20th Century;

10. Ships Built by Charles Hill & Sons Ltd from 1912 to 1951.
Very good in rubbed, nicked, but unclipped dustjacket. 40.00


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