The Wonder Book of Ships, edited by Harry Golding, F.R.G.S. 16th Edition, c1930.
Published by Ward, Lock & Co. Ltd. London and Melbourne. Dimensions : 250mm x 185mm x 26mm. Weight : 1.025kg net. Condition: Quite good. SOLD.
The Wonder Book of Ships, edited by Harry Golding, F.R.G.S., 16th Edition, published by Ward, Lock & Co. Limited, London and Melbourne, printed in Great Britain by Butler & Tanner Ltd. Fromme and London, c1930. With 8 colour plates and nearly 300 illustrations.
Dimensions : 250mm x 185mm x 26mm.
8vo 256 numbered gloss pages.
Condition/Notes : No DJ. Quite good. The front illustrated gloss board is worn to the edges with board exposed on corners and in places along the edges. There is scratching all over the face but the colours are strong. The back board is plain gold gloss with similar wear and scratching. The red linen spine is is completely faded and sunned with black ink title barely visible. The front paste-down and facing e/p is illustrated with green and white drawing signed by Thomas Maybank. There is foxing to the e/p. Verso blank and pp facing with title and two photos. Verso classic photo of the Queen Mary arriving at New York after her maiden voyage. Facing blank frontispiece with previous owner's name address in handscript; verso frontisplate colour reproduction of the Aquitania at Southampton (from the painting by Frank H. Mason by permission of Cunard White Star ltd.). Title page follows (see images below) with full details, verso list of Other Wonder Books in this series. List of Colour Plates and Contents follows. The gloss pages are generally in very good condition with some light usage in places. The colour plate of International Code Flags is detached from the binding at p96 with consequent wear to the plate edges. Otherwise the colour plates are very good condition. Binding mostly tight with slight strain in places. Fully intact except above mentioned plate. A very interesting collection of merchant shipping photos, illustrations and facts and figures reflecting the state of the industry c1930.