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SMITH, C. Fox. Anchor Lane. With six illustrations by Phil W. Smith. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., (1933). First Printing. Pp. (4),v-vii,(1),1-213,(3),(8) of ads, frontispiece, + 5 leaves of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue clothwith gilt lettering to spine. "[In Anchor Lane,] there are hot whiffs of o il, for example, and there are indescribable odours of bilges being cleanedout, and glleys and forecastles and other odd corners most decidedly not b eing cleaned out and wanting it badly; and there are smells of mud, and smells of Chinese shops, and old clothes, and rotten wood, and fried fish shops, and pubs, and a whole lot of vague essences that one can't exactly put aname on. [...] It is wherever there are ships, or memories of ships. [...] You can catch echoes from it in the unlikeliest of places: in old musty fi les of newspapers, or the pages of forgotten books, or on monuments in country churches remote from the sound of the sea. A place of arrivals and departures -- of that perpetual flux and change which [...] is of the very essence of life. That is Anchor Lane." - from the introduction. Contents: 1. Introductory; 2. London General: London General -- Bugsby's Wharf -- Cold Harbour -- What the Ships Said; 3. A "Pub Crawl"; 4. The Sea and Its Legends: Shadows of Ships -- The Dark Gods -- Mermaids and Davy Jones; 5. "Eastward Ho!"; 6. Open Boats; 7. The Source of the Thames; 8. Outports; 9. Sic Transit; 10. Sea Time; 11. Unlawful Occasions; 12. Mutiny; 13. Real Robinson Crusoes; 14. Black Ivory; 15. The Wreck of the Governor Ready; Epilogue: The Docks by Night. Small bump to bottom edge of front board, light spotting to fore-edge, else very good. 30.00
Title: Anchor Lane. First Edition.
Publisher: Methuen, London, 1933,:
Item: 1.00 Item
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