Monday, March 19, 2012

The Clipper Ship Era by Arthur H. Clark

The Clipper Ship Era [cover]

The Clipper Ship Era [frontispiece and title page]

 The Clipper Ship Era. An Epitome of Famous American and British Clipper Ships, Their Owners, Builders, Commanders and Crews, 1843-1869.
by Arthur H. Clark

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, [1910] First edition. Green gilt-stamped cloth. 8vo. xii, 404pp, index. Front hinge cracked, minor shelfwear to cloth at corners and spine ends. There is a very short tear to cloth at upper spine. 39 plates of illustrations throughout the book - collated.

A fascinating history of the Clipper ship era, featuring the following chapter topics: American shipping to the close of the War of 1812; British shipping and the East India Company; the North Atlantic packet ships; Opium clippers; Two early Commanders [Waterman and Palmer]; the repeal of the British navigation laws - the "Oriental"; the rush for California; the clipper ship crews; California clipper passages in 1851-1852-1853; American competition with Great Britain in the China trade; The Great Republic and The Dreadnought; American Clippers of 1854 and 55; Australian voyages and clippers; the greatness and decline of the American Merchant Marine; the later British Tea Clippers; the fate of the old clipper ships. Appendices, Index.

PRICE: $40. [SOLD 8/5/12]

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