Colonial Clippers. New ed. 3rd pr. in dj

By: LUBBOCK, Basil

Price: $85.00

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LUBBOCK, Basil. The Colonial Clippers. With illustrations and plans. Glasgow : Brown, Son & Ferguson, (1968). New Edition, Third Printing. Pp. (6),vii-xvi,1-384, frontis., 56 p. of plates. Illustrated. Map endpapers. Large 8vo, navy cloth with pressed lettering to front and gilt lettering to spine. "This book is divided into four parts. The first part describes the great wooden clippers of the Black Ball, White Star, Eagle and other Lines, which carried the emigrants from Liverpool to Australia in the time of the Gold Rush, when all the world was taking ship to Eldorado under the Southern Cross. Part two deals with the wood and composite Wood Clippers, trading to Sydney, Melbourne and South Australia, and also with the Clipper Barques in the Tasmanian Trade -- vessels which were contemporaries of and which, for beauty, speed and seaworthiness, ranked with the China Tea Clippers in their prime. Part three gives an account of the magnificent iron Sailing Ships, which, from the sixties to the end of the 19th Century, raced out to the Australian Ports with passengers and general cargo and home again with wool. Part four takes us to the New Zealand Trade, and the rivalry between the clippers of Shaw-Savill and the New Zealand Shipping Company." - from the dj. Front board slightly splayed, small bump to bottom edge of rear board, top edge lightly spotted, else vg in nicked, spotted, price-clipped dj. From the library of Admiral Hugh Francis Pullen. 85.00

Title: Colonial Clippers. New ed. 3rd pr. in dj

Author Name: LUBBOCK, Basil

Categories: 66,

Publisher: Brown, Son & Ferguson, Glasgow , 1968,:

Seller ID: 77762

Keywords: NAUTICAL UNITED KINGDOM CLIPPERSHIPS BRITISH COLONIAL SHIPPING MERCANTILE SAIL AUSTRALIA,