CUNARD CHRISTMAS 1931. SPECIAL NUMBER : CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW GIANT LINER.

Cunard Steamship Co.


£80.00




Liverpool, Cunard Steamship Co., 1st.ed., 1931. 73 pp., profusely illustrated with photographs & artist’s impressions (4 fldg., inc. 1 cold.). Pict. c.c., 37 x 26cm. Lower part of spine worn o/w V.G. An early celebration, amidst the great Depression, of the construction of Cunard’s giant new North Atlantic passenger liner that would eventually emerge as the QUEEN MARY. There is an article by Sir Percy Bates, Cunard’s Chairman, large photographs (some folding) of the early construction stages of the liner, various articles including one on the dock extensions at Southampton, and a large and most attractive folding centre-spread of William McDowell’s 1931 artistic impression of what the QUEEN MARY will look like when built – the first appearance of this evocative image which was later used by Cunard for their posters and postcards. The many illustrated advertisements are of no less interest. SCARCE.


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