Preston, 1st.ed., 2000. 192 pp., profusely illustrated with photographs ; houseflag & funnel e.p’s (cold.). Pict. laminated boards. 30 x 22cm. FINE. A collection of British shipping company histories and fleet lists - profusely illustrated with photographs – covering the spectrum of the subject from sailing ships and deep-sea cargo steamers to coasters and tramps. The book covers six lines : Manchester Liners, Joseph Fisher & Sons, Runciman (London) Ltd., & Canatlantic ; John T. Rennie and Harrison-Rennie Line ; Cardiff Hall, and The Carron Company. Several shipping historians explore various aspects within these companies : War & Peace with Manchester Liners, Steamship Knutsford Ltd., Accidents, Derivations of company names, turret ships, the Plate trade, H.M. Boarding Ship CARRON, etc. Each company is accompanied by a Fleet List.