SIGNED, dated and warmly inscribed to the title page by the author. Very gently read, bright gilt titles to the spine. Clean blue cloth boards, corners are sharp and square. Previous owner's inscription to the verso of the front board. Unclipped dustjacket is chipped and rubbed with a handful of short tears to extremities, small "notch" to the bottom right corner of the front wrap, shelf wear to show. Laid in are two photocopied articles relating to the Union Steamship company. Now protected in brodart jacket.