1st.ed., 1986. 185 pp., 16 cold. plates, 24 photo-plates & 2 maps. D.j., 24 x 16cm. FINE. The author is the grandson of Walter Savill, the Essex country boy who at the age of 21 helped to set up a shipping company of world renown. Published on the 150th anniversary of Walter Savill's birth, this book provides a study of the early years of the company when they operated a fine fleet of clippers serving New Zealand. The story is taken down to the year 1882 when Savill merged with the Albion Line. The book is illustrated with 16 fine coloured plates from original paintings of square-riggers, plus 24 photographs and 2 maps.