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Majesty at Sea: The Four-Stackers

SHAUM, John H. Jr., and FLAYHART, William H. III

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ISBN 10: 0393015270 / ISBN 13: 9780393015270
Published by W.W. Norton and Company, New York, 1981
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Foreword by Walter Lord. 4to. Burgundy cloth, pictorial dust jacket. 168pp. Numerous illustrations. Near fine/near fine. First edition of this amply-illustrated study of these "opulent and luxurious four-funnel passenger liners, of which only fourteen have ever been built. between 1897 and 1921." Front flyleaf bears a fine autograph addition: Tipped to it is a heavy stock 5½" X 3¼" card boldly signed in black ink by Lord -- a pre-printed reservation card for a meeting of the Civil War Round Table of New York (postal cancellation on verso 5 November 1956). Lord (1917-2002) of course authored the 1955 Titanic classic "A Night to Remember," among many other popular historical accounts -- a "Titanic" naturally features prominently among the vessels profiled in the Shaum book. Bookseller Inventory # 33124

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Title: Majesty at Sea: The Four-Stackers

Publisher: W.W. Norton and Company, New York

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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The opulent and luxurious four-funnel passenger liners, of which only fourteen have ever been built, are unsurpassed in maritime history. Built between 1897 and 1921, these great vessels vied with each other in their standards of comfort, spaciousness and speed, and great was the rivalry between their owners. This book portrays each of boats and their careers in words and an unparalleled slection of photographs and prints. Written by two eminent maritime historians, it is bound to be treasured by all who share their love affair with the sea and ships.

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