1910 Steamships and Their Story
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Colour Plates, First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, Uncommon
Edward Keble Chatterton was a prolific writer who published around one hundred books, pamphlets and magazine series, mainly on maritime and naval themes. As an unofficial sequel to Chatterton's early work, 'Sailing Ships and Their Story', this text 'traces the story of the steamship from its first beginnings to the coming of the mammoth, four-funnelled, quadruple-screw, turbine liners of to-day'. In an attractive decorated blue cloth binding with bright gilt titles and a illustrated plate tipped to the front board. Collated, complete with a coloured frontispiece, and numerous vignettes and black and white plates.
In a pictorial cloth binding. Externally, excellent. Slightly bumped to extremities and head and tail of spine. Ink stamped date to front pastedown: '5 Mar 1941'. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean with a few scattered spots. Heavier spotting to the occasional page and the first and last few pages. Creasing to gutter, portrait frontispiece, not affecting image. Ink mark to gutter, plate 'A Study in Comparisons: The "Magnetic" and "Baltic"', not affecting image.
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