THE JOHNSON LINE, 1890-1990.

Rinman, Thorsten.


Gothenburg (English text), 1st.ed., 1990. 296 pp., profusely illustrated with photographs (some cold.); pict. e.p’s. Full blue calf; gilt; cold. photograph mounted to front cover; transparent d.j. 28 x 21cm. FINE. The centenary history of the Swedish shipping company Johnson Line, founded by Axel Johnson in 1890 but with his story stretching back twenty years earlier to 1870. Over the period of the centenary, Johnson Line have operated a fleet of fine ships of diverse types, including general cargo vessels, ocean tankers, passenger ferries, ocean liners, coasters, container ships, etc. In a beautifully produced book the author tells the story of the company through war and peace and slump and boom. The book is lavishly illustrated (some in colour) with photographs that include internal and external views of ships - a number of photographs being old and rare and hitherto unpublished. Each of their 130-plus passenger and cargo ships are described in the Fleet Review at the rear of the book. CENTENARY HISTORY OF JOHNSON LINE. FINE COPY.

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