Looming Lights. 1st UK no dj.

By: CARTER, George Goldsmith CALLENDER, Geoffrey, Sir (intro)

Price: $30.00

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CARTER, George Goldsmith. Looming Lights. With an introduction by Sir Geoffrey Callender. (L.): Constable, (1945). First UK Edition. Pp. 167. 8vo, blue cloth. Law 1204. The lightships served as a more than adequate substitutefor lighthouses, when there was no firm surface on which to build lighthou ses. Serving the same purpose as their land borne brethren, the lightships helped to keep mercantile, naval, and personal vessels away from dangerous coastline. This volume contains many stories involving the lightships. "Thecoastwise lights of Britain are immortal. To-day they sleep, but the hour will surely come when once again they will sweep the darkening sky, pointing, guiding, warning; a symbol of hope, deliverance, and justice to humanity." - from the epilogue. Corners bunped, rubbed, gift inscription, else vg. 30.00

Title: Looming Lights. 1st UK no dj.

Author Name: CARTER, George Goldsmith CALLENDER, Geoffrey, Sir (intro)

Categories: 61,

Publisher: Constable, London, 1945,:

Seller ID: 54876

Keywords: NAUTICAL UNITED KINGDOM LIGHTSHIPS COASTWISE ,