British Sports and Sportsmen - The Story of Shipping.


British Sports and Sportsmen – The Story of Shipping.

London, 'Sports and Sportsmen, Ltd.', [Circa 1930]

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Chapters comprise: Historical Survey of the Rise of Shipping; The Story of London River; The Clyde; The Mersey; The Tyne and North-East Ports; The Humber; The Bristol Channel; Southampton; The Manchester Ship Canal; The Story of the Passenger Trade; 'Lloyds' and 'Lloyds Register'; Shipowning and Marine Insurance; Propelling a Cargo Boat; The Trawling Industry; the British Merchantman in War; Personalities in the Shipping World.


Limited edition number 309 of one thousand copies printed, folio, Frontispiece and a further nine tissue-guarded photogravures, eight colour plates, and numerous smaller illustrations within the text, many taken from photographs, publisher's chamfered red morocco gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt Anthemion dentelles and all edges gilt, fading to spine, else near fine.



Stock ID: 97985