BISSET, James, Sir STEPHENSEN, P.R.
Title: Tramps and Ladies : My Early Years in Steamers. First British Edition.
Publisher:  Angus and Robertson, London, 1960,
Seller ID: 98680
BISSET, James, Sir. Tramps and Ladies : My Early Years in Steamers. Writtenin collaboration with P.R. Stephensen. (London) : Angus and Robertson, (19 60). First British Edition. Pp [i]-xvi,1-315,(1), frontis + 14 pp plates. Endpaper Maps. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering and anchor to spine. Sir James Bisset was Commander of the Legion of Merit (U.S.A.), Commodore of the Cunard White Star Line, and Wartime Captain of the Quieen Mary and Queen Elizabeth. “This is the second of an intended set of three volumes, describing nautical life as I enjoyed it in fifty years of seagoing. [...] My recollections, though restricted in their scope to personal experiences, include documentary descriptions of that transition from sail to steam, and onwards to the competitive development of the gigantic transatlantic liners.” (from the Preface). Cocked, light spotting to cloth, penned name, black marker tofront endpaper, else very good. 25.00