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LUBBOCK, Basil. The Nitrate Clippers. With illustrations. Glasgow: Brown, Son and Ferguson, (1953). Second Printing. Pp. (6),vii-xii,1-159,(1), frontispiece + 31 pages of plates and 1 folding plate. Illustrated. Maps to endpapers. Large 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to front and spine.
Alfred Basil Lubbock, MC (b. 9 September 9, 1876, London - d. September 3 or 4, 1944 at Monks Orchard, Seaford, East Sussex).
"In this book I have given a slight history of the famous nitrate ships of F. Laeisz and A.D. Bordes. [...] My readers will, I feel sure, agree that these P. Line and A.D. Bordes' nitrate ships deserve to be remembered for their history of the sea along with our own clippers and carriers, for finer, better run ships could not have been found in our British Sailing Marine, even at the height of its glory." - from the prefatory note.
1. The Glamour of the West Coast of South America;
2. Trade on the Coast;
3. Cheering the Homeward Bounder;
4. The Dangers and Difficulties of the West Coast Navigation;
5. Earthquakes and Tidal Waves;
6. The Tragedy of the Avonmore at Huanillos;
7. The Great Valparaiso Earthquake;
9. The Wreck of the Fyledale;
10. Fun on the Coast;
11. The Caleuche;
12. The Nitrate Ports.
The second part (which encompasses roughly two-thirds of the volume) deals with the clippers themselves.
Very slight spine roll, top edge spotted, occasional sparse foxing, else a nice, bright, tight copy.
From the library of Admiral Hugh Francis Pullen. 80.00
Title: The Nitrate Clippers. Second Printing
Publisher: Brown, Son and Ferguson, Glasgow, 1953,: 1953
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 77765