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LUBBOCK, Basil. The China Clippers : [A History of the Celebrated Clipper Ships in the Chinese Opium and Tea Trades] . Boston: Charles E. Lauriat Company, Booksellers, Importers and Publishers, (1914?). First American Printing. Pp. (8),ix-xv,(1),1-388,[i]-xxxvi of appendices, frontis., + 26 leaves of plates and charts. Illustrated. 8vo, ribbed blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine, t.e.g. "Treating of the history of the celebrated clipper shipsin the Chinese opium and tea trades, this book contains interesting accoun ts of the ships given at tifrst hand by their captains and officers, as well as copies of the original logs. These sailing ship races of the fifties and sixties aroused the interest of the whole Mercantile Marine and of landsmen as well. Many of the incidents relating to the great tea races, typhoons, shipwrecks, etc., as well as the fine performances of seamanship and daring navigation, have been gathered from the men who participated in them, and will relieve many a dull hour." - from dj. Spotting to tail of fore-edge, occasional ghosting of text to plates, minor shelfwear, else vg in spine-browned, nicked dj. 90.00
Title: China Clippers : [A History of the Celebrated Clipper Ships in the Chinese Opium and Tea Trades] . 1st US in dj.
Publisher: Charles E. Lauriat Company, Boston, 1914,:
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