Words by Design, N.P., (Bicester) 1st.ed., 2012. Ix + 141 pp., profusely illustrated with photographs, etc. Pict. c.c., 26 x 20cm. FINE. Signed Presentation from the author : To Michael Black, with best wishes, Ian Hine, August 2012. The Cumberland family firm of shipowners, Hine Brothers, of Maryport, was founded and run by Wilfred and Alfred Hine during the latter half of the 19th century. They operated a fine fleet of square-riggers, and here the author, a member of the Hine family, describes the development of the company from 1873 to 1881, the ups and downs experienced during the 1880s, the era of rapid growth 1890-1895, the troubled waters of 1895-1900, and the problems the firm faced during the Edwardian era and the collapse of the Holme Line after the First World War. The book contains descriptions of officers and crew, the sailing ship fleet and the move into steam, the town of Maryport, and the characters behind the successful business venture. Illustrated with many photographs and reproductions. SCARCE.