Rise of the English Shipping Industry in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. First American Edition n dustjacket

By: DAVIS, Ralph

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DAVIS, Ralph. The Rise of the English Shipping Industry in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. London : Macmillan & Co Ltd / New York : St. Martin's Press, 1962. First American Edition. "Printed in Great Britain" by Robert Maclehose & Co. Ltd., Glasgow. Pp (4),v-ix,(1),1-427,(3) + 8 plates. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Despite having "Macmillan" on the foot of the book's spine, this is the American issue having "St. Martin's" at the foot of the dustjacket spine. Ralph Davis (b. April 30, 1915 - d. September 30, 1978), economic historian at University of Hull and University of Leicester and a Trustee of the National Maritime Museum. "This book has two purpose, and is directed particulary at two classes of reader. In the first place , it fills a gap in the economic history of early modern England by explaining the role of this important and fast-growing industriy. Secondly, it provides for those who are interested in ships and shipping a realistic account of the sober facts of the shipping business and its commercial background in early days, to supplement the literature on more romantic aspects of the sailing ship. The first part of the work estimates the extent of and the reasons for the growth of the industry. Then its internal organisation is examined: the investors and the problems involved in managing ships, the development in the build and rig of merchant ships, and the life andopportunities of the merchant seamen. A series of chapters explains the ch anging character of the different overseas trades which the industry had toserve, the particular problems of each trade and the ways in which the shi pping industry met them. The effects of government intervention in shippingaffairs in peace and war are considered. Finally, after a few detailed exa mples of the fortunes of particular ships and their owners, an examination is made of the gains which shipowners could expect to make. An attempt has been made throughout the book to give life to the story by copios examples,and in particular by quotations from contemporary documents and the words spoken or written by shipowners and seamen themselves." - from the dj. Chapters : 1. The Widening of Horizons, 1560-1689; 2. Consolidation, 1689-1775;3. Ships and Shipbuilders in the Seventeenth Century; 4. Ships and Shipbui lders in the Eighteenth Century; 5. The Shipowners; 6. The Merchant Seamen;7. The Pay and Conditions of Merchant Seamen; 8. Shipping Management and t he Role of the Master; 9. Shipping and Trade; 10. The Nearby and Northern European Trades; 11. The Southern European and Mediterranean Trades; 12. TheEast Indian Trade; 13. The American and West Indian Trades; 14. The Govern ment and the Shipping Industry; 15. War and the Shipping Industry; 16. FourShips and their Fortunes [Diamond, Cadiz Merchant, Diligence, and Caroline ]; 17. Was It a Profitable Business?; 18. Conclusion. With appendices and index. Many Newfoundland references in the index. Very good in lightly spine-sunned, price-clipped dustjacket. 60.00

Title: Rise of the English Shipping Industry in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. First American Edition n dustjacket

Author Name: DAVIS, Ralph

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Publisher: Macmillan / St. Martin's Press, London / New York, 1962, ISBN:0715354620:

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