1st.ed., 1937. Unpaginated ; well over 400 cold. profile drawings of ships & cold. houseflags & funnels. D.j., 32 x 23cm. V.G.+. The author was an authority on ship recognition and in this pre-war study he begins with the Merchant Flags of 32 nations including Nazi Germany, before going on to give 279 flags and funnels of steamship owners of the British Empire. Then follows beautiful profile drawings (all in colour) of British merchant ships. Lines include : Aberdeen & Commonwealth, Anchor, Bibby, Blue Funnel, Blue Star, British India, Brocklebank, Bullard, King, Canadian-Pacific, Clan, Constantine, Cunard White Star, Elder Dempster, Elders & Fyffes, Ellerman, Federal, Furness Withy, Harrison, Henderson, Lamport + Holt, Manchester Liners, NZSC, Orient, P&O, PSNC, Prince, Royal Mail, Shaw Savill, Union Castle, Yeoward, Etc. This section is followed by houseflag & funnels of foreign lines from 21 countries. Finally, coloured ship profiles are given for foreign steamships ; vessels include passenger liners and cargo ships. All vessels are drawn to scale. SCARCE.