Hardcover in dust jacket. Book is in fine condition in red cloth boards with waves imprinted on front along with gilt lettering; gilt lettering also on spine. Dust jacket is in near fine condition, with small patch of rubbing at one corner through to underpaper. Lavishly illustrated. 232 pp. including index. In protective Mylar. Also included in this sale: A signed copy of the paperback edition of John Maxtone-Graham's The Only Way to Cross (Collier Books, 1978), which covers similar territory. Heavy--will require additional postage if shipped outside the U.S. Bookseller Inventory # 3568
Synopsis: Traces the history of the great transatlantic ocean liners, detailing their design and architecture as well as the lavish lifestyle they represented, in more than three hundred full-color reproductions
From Publishers Weekly:
"Barely a century old, yet already afloat in the distant past." Brinnin ( The Sway of the Grand Saloon ) and Gaulin (designer and free-lance writer) here celebrate, in approximately 300 pictures and a lucid, entertaining text, the glory days of the luxury liner. Opulence at sea, we learn, began in the 1880s when Johannes Poppe, a German architect, placed traditional, land-based decoration aboard his ships, changing ocean crossings "from ordeals to be endured into pleasures to be savored." Reproducing period pictures, postcards, shipboard menus, advertising copy and press releases, the authors affectionately and playfully re-create "50 years of extravagance and folie de grandeur ," as the great international linersthe Queen Mary , Normandie , Berengaria , Leviathan , etc.each fitted out according to a different idea of what their socially prominent passengers required, sail through the pages of this heftily priced book.
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Title: Grand Luxe: The Transatlantic Style (plus ...
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Publication Date: 1988
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near fine
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: First edition.
Book Description Henry Holt, New York, 1988. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Inscribed by Author. Inscribed by Kenneth Gaulin. Dust Jacket is fully intact, no tears or chips, but carries signs of wear to top and bottom edges, corners etc. Previous owner's name ink-stamped. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Ships & the Sea; Inscribed by Author. ISBN: 0805008993. ISBN/EAN: 9780805008999. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 20546. Seller Inventory # 20546