By E. Keble Chatterton
London   Cassell and Company
9.5" by 6" xx, 340pp [plus plates]
A lovely uncommon first edition copy of Edward Keble Chatterton's 'Steamships and Their Story', copiously illustrated with one hundred and thirty five illustrations.
By E. Keble Chatterton

1910 Steamships and Their Story

London   Cassell and Company
9.5" by 6" xx, 340pp [plus plates]
A lovely uncommon first edition copy of Edward Keble Chatterton's 'Steamships and Their Story', copiously illustrated with one hundred and thirty five illustrations.
£120.00
: 2kgs / : 613M12

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Description

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.

Condition

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.

Very Good Indeed

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