Lot 183: Antique Nautical Reference HC Rule Of The Road At Sea
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 Hardcover Nautical Reference Book. "A Manual On The Rule Of The Road At Sea And Precautionary Aids To Mariners" by Daniel Hayne HARDCOVER 1912 Co-operative Publishing Company 2nd Revised edition 1st printing w/ Date: "1912" on title page & "Copyright 1912" & no additional printings on copyright page. Exactly as shown in the listing scan(s). Nice Collectible hardcover copy. "An uncommon nautical reference book that lays out the "rules of the road" for ships so that as with motor cars collision might be avoided." Illustrated. Previous ownerâs name/address on 1st blank endpaper, o/w tight & unmarked. Binding Exterior; light handling/rubbing wear to edges/light age soiling; but all lettering/decoration readable. GREAT NAUTICAL ASSOCIATION PIECE FROM THE SHIP IT WAS ACTUALLY USED ON. PRINTED STICKER ON FRONT COVER: "THIS BOOK IS THE PROPERTY/OF THE/MERCHANTS & MINERS TRANSPORTATION CO./FOR THE USE OF/SECOND OFFICER/STEAMSHIP SOMERSET/DO NOT REMOVE THIS BOOK FROM SHIP." Merchants & Miners Transportation Company: Founded in Baltimore in 1852 to operate a cargo and passenger steamship line between Baltimore and Boston, Mass. Services were disrupted by the American Civil War, but resumed in 1864. After a period of decline after the war, the company slowly recovered and by 1869 were able to order a ships. Further ships were built in the 1870s and in 1876 the company entered the cotton trade between Savannah, Charleston and NY. The company expanded in the 1880s and added several new ports of call including Newport News and Norfolk to their routes. In 1900 a fleet of seven steamers began a new route between Baltimore and Jacksonville commenced. Service to Nassau, Bahamas started in 1939, but on the entry of the United Stated into WWII, most of the company's ships were requisitioned for war duty. After the war, it was not considered financially viable to re-purchase ships which had been sold to the Government so the company was officially liquidated in 1952. The Steamship "Somerset" was built in 1911 & scrapped in 1938. NO REMAINDER MARK; NOT X-LIBRARY. NO DJ AS ISSUED. ALL ITEMS ARE GUARANTEED TO BE ACCURATELY DESCRIBED, NOT DEFECTIVE, & GENUINE. 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