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LUBBOCK, Basil. Coolie Ships and Oil Sailers. Glasgow: Brown, Son and Ferguson. Second UK Printing. Pp. (4),v-x,(2),1-180, frontis., + 36 leaves of plates. Illustrated. Large 8vo, blue cloth with pressed lettering to front and gilt lettering to spine. "In this book Mr Basil Lubbock gives a vivid description of two specialised phases of the old sea life in sailing ships -- phases which have not been touched upon in any of his previous shipping histories. There is till a number of old seamen scattered about the world who knew the fine full-rigged ships of Sandbach, Tinne & Co. and James Nourse, and the great four-masters of the Anglo-American Oil Co. The former were amongst the last sailing ships to be seen in the Calcutta River and the West Indian islands, whilst the oil sailers, right up to the outbreak of the Great War, carried their products of the American oil fields to the Antipodes,India and the Far East, where the Red Ensign at the peak of a spanker gaff was becoming a shipping curiosity. The book starts with a short sketch of the West African slave trade, whose horrors form a strong contrast to the humane and carefully controlled coolie trade. it ends with an account of the'Horse and Cart' (Navahoe) of the Atlantic, which, but for an unhappy misc hance, might have reached the sinking Titanic before any other vessel." - from the dj. Top edge spotted, faint soiled spotting to boards, a bit dusty,else vg in lightly rubbed, spine-nicked, unclipped dj. From the library of Admiral Hugh Francis Pullen. 110.00
Title: Coolie Ships and Oil Sailers. 2nd UK in dj.
Publisher: Charles E. Lauriat, Boston, 1955,:
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