Sampson, Low, Marston, 1st.ed., N.D. (c.1936). 144 pp., profusely illustrated with photographs & silhouettes. Blue cloth ; black lettering. 22 x 15cm. Binding very slightly faded o/w V.G. During the 1930s the author produced a number of books describing and illustrating the merchant ships of this heyday of steam and early motor vessels. In this book, he describes mail liners of the world, ‘past and present’, of approximately 15,500 to 18,000 tons gross. Liners include FRANCONIA, GRIPSHOLM, REINA DEL PACIFICO, POTSDAM, CHICIBU MARU, ARABIC, NIEUW AMSTERDAM, OCEANIC, CALEDONIA, TUSCANIA, GEORGES PHILIPPAR, DEMPO, CLEVELAND, TRANSYLVANIA, EMPRESS OF RUSSIA, FELIX ROUSSEL, RANGITATA, RAWALPINDI, PRETORIA, MONGOLIA, DEUTSCHLAND, DORIC, MONTCALM, LANCASTRIA, EMPRESS OF IRELAND, etc., etc. Data is given for each vessel, plus a brief description, a silhouette, and a photograph. Sixty-two ships are described in total, vessels dating from 1899 to 1935.