Illustrated by Color & B&w Illus. Very Good-with no dust jacket. Large format, 4to sized book; spine a bit darker than covers; a nice tight & clean copy. Profusely illustrated history of ships and shipping with emphasis on Britain, though other European countries are included as well. Spine lettering dark.; Color & b&w Illustrations; Square 4to 9"-11" tall; 423 pages.
Very Good. No Jacket. Small Oversize. Prior owner bookplate and name on ffep. Blue boards worn around the edges, and discolored in places. Endpapers toned. Binding tight, pages unmarked. black & white illustrations throughout.
illus. VG/FAIR only (see notes) 423pp. NO INTERNATIONAL OR PRIORITY. Bit of dampness evident rear panel cloth. DJ has lots of 1"tears, edgewear, soiling, taped. Full size reprint of the McBride original. Travel Publishers was a reprint of McBride for a while.
illus. VG/Good only (see notes) 423pp. Bit of adhesive show-through in gutters. DJ has 1/4" chipping head and heel spine, interior tape repairs along edges, edgewear NO INTERNATIONAL OR PRIORITY--TOO HEAVY.
Fine in very good dust jacket. 1940 1st edition in unclipped dust jacket. 423 pages with wonderful copies of MacPherson nautical prints. Clean unmarked pages in squared tight binding. DJ has some shelf wear & chipping on top/bottom spine, & along outer... xviii, 423 p. : ill., map, port. : 27 cm. Includes: Illustrations, Maps, Portraits, Plates. tear bottom of title page. Some age related tanning. Protected in Brodart cover. Includes bibliographical references (p. 411-414) and index.
1940 Travel; Hardcover in Dust Jacket; Stated First Edition; Profusely Illustrated. Over 400 pages divided into 33 chapters with nautical prints from the famous MacPherson collection. Ranges from the early explorers, beginnings of trade in the Mediterranean, the Opening of the East, the Norman conquerors of England, the Napoleonic wars, Pirates, Smugglers and Slavers, eighteenth century sailing and exploring, the English navy and seaman, ship design, and so forth. Entertaining and informative, a great read! ; Tight, Clean, Unmarked Copy; Some Light Spots to Cover Along Rear Joint; Dust Jacket w/ Moderate Shelfwear and Some Creases; Dust Jacket Protected in Mylar Cover; Very Nice Copy in the very Difficult to Find Dust Jacket! ! ! ; 423 pages.
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