Prescot, FIRST EDITION, 1953. Ix + 195 pp., 52 photo-plates. D.j. 21 x 14cm. D.j. chipped head of spine o/w V.G. This is the original edition of 1953 ; a second edition appeared in 1956, and a third edition in 1966. Regarded by many as the most interesting of Duckworth & Langmuir's ‘Coastal Classics', it describes in detail the fleets of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, Mersey ferries, Liverpool & North Wales Steamship Company, the ships of P. & A. Campbell, and miscellaneous fleets of pleasure steamers operating on the West Coast of England and Wales from the River Mersey to Bristol Channel. The extensive ‘Fleet Lists' provide a useful source of reference and the book contains 52 photographs.