Cambridge, 1st.ed., 1982. 233 pp., profusely illustrated with photographs & drawings. D.j., 24 x 21cm. FINE. The first of a series to examine in word and numerous pictures – photographs chiefly hitherto unpublished plus fifty drawings specially made for this book – in which two experts on ocean passenger liners describe 50 great vessels of the 19th and 20th centuries. The 50 ships include GREAT EASTERN, CITY OF PARIS, LUSITANIA, MAURETANIA, OLYMPIC, TITANIC, BERENGARIA, HOMERIC, ILE DE FRANCE, CAP ARCONA, AUGUSTUS, KUNGSHOLM, ASAMA MARU, EMPRESS OF BRITAIN, MONARCH OF BERMUDA, CONTE DI SAVOIA, NORMANDIE, QUEEN MARY, NIEUW AMSTERDAM, ANDES, WILLEM RUYS, UNITED STATES, ANDREA DORIA, CANBERRA, FRANCE, QUEEN ELIZABETH 2, etc., etc. Includes internal as well as external views of ships. FIFTY GREAT PASSENGER LINERS OF THE PAST.