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SMITH, C. Fox. Ship Alley : More Sailor Town Days. With six illustrations by Phil W. Smith. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., (1925). First Printing. Pp. (4),v-x,(1),1-197,(1),(8) of ads, frontispiece, + 5 leaves of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth with pressed lettering to front board and gilt lettering to spine. "[...] in every seaport, great or small, there is Ship Alley:the street that leads to the sea. Ship Alley shows many faces to the world . It is a street of many names. [...] It can be sordid or beautiful. It canbe ugly or picturesque. It can be prosperous or decaying. it can be grey w ith the greyness of the North, or glowing with the warmth and colour of theEast and the South. [...] It straggles along the shore of a famous west-co untry harbour of the oldn ime, where artists of the Cornish school paint their pictures in the sail lofts or rigging lofts which remember the days when a hundred windjammers were driven by stress of weather to anchorage." - from the introduction. Contents: 1. Sailors' Inns; 2. Old Stepney Church andIts Memories; 3. The Fascination of Charts; 4. Changing Thames-side; 5. Th e Sea Cook; 6. Curios; 7. A Bit of Old Limestone; 8. Figureheads; 9. Two Rivers; 10. Nelson's Country; 11. Ship Models; 12. Trinity House and Its Associations; 13. Some Old House Flags; 14. Laid Up; 15. Lloyd's List. Bookplate to flyleaf, inscription to front pastedown, else very good. 25.00
Title: Ship Alley : More Sailor Town Days. First Edition.
Publisher: Methuen, London, 1925,:
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