1st edition. ppxviii 304. well illustrated with pictures of ships, diagrams and plans, some folding.
good clean condition hardback in the original binding. the vellum binding is a bit grubby and discoloured towards the outer edge. scattered foxing, mostly light, but heavier in places 1892 owner's name to half-title
the First Edition of this important study of the Atlantic crossing in the 19th century. includes accounts of the early steamers, the shipping companies that operated on the route, machinery, economic and social history, etc.
This is one of the very scarce Large Paper copies, bound in full gilt decorated vellum, and limited to 150 copies.