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Lot 56: ANTIQUE 1905 HC Illustrated Naval Steamship History
Antique & Collectible Books-Art-Paper Civil War, Antique Reference, Outsider & Harper's Weekly Art, etc
December 1, 2016
Edgewater, FL, USA
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Description: Antique 1905 Illustrated Naval History Hardcover Steam Navigation Reference. "The History of Steam Navigation." by John Kennedy. HARDCOVER 1905 Charles Birchall Ltd. (England) Stated 3rd edition, 1st printing w/ Date: "1903" on title page & "Preface to third edition" dated 1905 no additional printings on copyright page. Nice Collectible hardcover copy. Exactly as shown in listing scan(s). "In fascinating detail it records early merchant steamships and their owners, divided into two parts. Part I contains 25 chapters and includes Inventors & alleged inventors prior to 1807. The first passenger steamboat; Steam navigation in Canadian waters 1809-1817; Steamboats on the Clyde 1812-1815; First Irish steamer 1815; First London steampackets; Arrival of the First steampacket on the Mersey 1815; Steam packets on the Mersey & Dee 1816-1818 including the loss of the "Regent"; Liverpool & Eastham packet 1817; First steamer to cross the Channel; First Rhine steamer; Early Clyde steamers; First steamer to cross the Atlantic; Liverpool & Irish steampackets; Routes to India; Burmah Steam Navigation Company; British India Steam Navigation Company; Bibby Line' etc. Part II contains 24 Chapters giving the history of some of the Steamship companues then in operation." Illustrated with several double-page color plates of shipping companies flags & funnels as well as numerous b/w illustrations. At the end of the book are XVI pages of interesting advertisements of steamship companies with vintage b/w illustrations. Previous owner's name/address on 1st end paper/two page notations inside back board, o/w internally tight & unmarked. Binding Exterior; highly sunned (faded) spine bleaching out lettering/front hinge starting at bottom/corner bumped/abrasion at top of front cover, front decoration bright. NO REMAINDER MARK; NOT X-LIBRARY. NO DJ AS ISSUED. ALL ITEM ARE GUARANTEED TO BE ACCURATELY DESCRIBED, NOT DEFECTIVE, & GENUINE. PLEASE NOTE: PLEASE NOTE: We do all our own shipping. We will combine shipping on multiple items, where possible to save the wining bidder on shipping costs. Shipping will be added to winning bidder's invoice for item(s) won. Media Mail postage from USPS will be used for shipping in the United States for those items allowed. Lowest alternative cost shipping will be billed for items not allowed by USPS to be shipped by Media Mail. Foreign winning bidders will pay postage based on their countries small/medium/large Flat Rate box postage rates & weight of the package. Other types of postage are available at added expense at the bidders request. You also agree to pay any applicable taxes and/or customs/import duties. A Tracking Number will be provided to buyer. Insurance is mandatory on packages over $100 USD and will be added to postage charges when applicable.
Condition Report: Good Condition