Preston, 1st.ed., 2006. 136 pp., profusely illustrated with photographs, etc., (some cold., some sepia) + a large gatefold cut-away diagram of the liner. Pict. c.c., 29 x 21cm. FINE. An excellent photographic record of Cunard's famous four-funnelled liner MAURETANIA built on the Tyne in 1907. The first half of the book covers the ship's life from construction to her scrapping during the 1930s. Includes wonderful views of her wartime service and peacetime role on the Atlantic, views of her building and being broken up. This section includes a gatefold cut-away plan of the liner. The second part provides a unique record of her fittings and mementoes including her exquisite panelling and other features built into Pinewood Studios and at other locations. This section includes coloured photographs and overall the book contains a wealth of internal views of the ship as well as external.