RUNCIMAN, Walter, Sir.
Title: Collier Brigs and Their Sailors.
Publisher:  Conway Maritime Press, London, 1971, ISBN:0851770436
Seller ID: 85979
RUNCIMAN, Walter, Sir. Collier Brigs and Their Sailors. Illustrated. London: Conway Maritime Press, (1971). New Impression. Pp -287,(1), port. fro nts. + 16 pp plates. 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, top edge dyedred. “The Life of Sir Walter Runciman is the success story of the son of a coastguard, born in Dunbar, who grew up in Northumberland, and sailed out of the North-East ports of England to become a great shipping magnate. The frst boat he sailed in was a collier brig. His book, Collier Brigs and Their Sailors, is his homage to his sea nursery and its captains and men who taught him his craft. [...] As well as providing us with a picture of a life at sea which vanished with the dawn of the twentieth century, Sir Walter Runciman gives an equally valuable picture of life in the mining communities of the North-East from Blyth to Hartlepool.” - from the dj. Very good in edgeworn spine-sunned, unclipped dustjacket. 50.00