A Maritime Chronicle of the Cape, with particular reference to Mail and Passenger Liners from the early days of steam down to the present.
360 pages, frontispiece, 332 illustrations, original blue cloth gilt, some light foxing on the top edge and endpapers and the top corners of the last 130 pages are bumped, contents are clean and free of foxing, dust jacket is frayed and chipped and has been simply repaired with tape.
\'Steam navigation to South Africa dates back to 1825 and the present narrative provides a complete survey of subsequent developments on the Cape route down to the present day. Besides describing the establishment of the steamship lines and early rivalries for the mail and passenger traffic, the author also deals with notable events of the passage during times of peace and war. Shipwrecks and disasters are included and a short \'life-history\' is given of every important liner which has been engaged in the trade.\' Editor\'s note.
- Jacket Condition: Fair
- Binding Condition: Good
- Overall Condition: Good
- Size: Small 4to (260 x 200 mm)