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CARTER, George Goldsmith. Looming Lights . With an introduction by Sir Geoffrey Callender. London: Readers Union and Constable, 1947. Pp. [i]-xxi,(1),1-167(3). 8vo, blue cloth with dark blue lettering and gilt tooling to spine. Law 1204. The lightships served as a more than adequate substitute for lighthouses, when there was no firm surface on which to build lighthouses. Serving the same purpose as their land borne brethren, the lightships helpedto keep mercantile, naval, and personal vessels away from dangerous coastl ine. This volume contains many stories involving the lightships. "The coastwise 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. Top edge spotted, front board very slightly splayed, elsevg in rubbed, nicked dj. 15.00
Title: Looming Lights. Readers Union in dj.
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