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Passage East: Ian Marshall: commentary by John Maxtone-Graham

Passage East

Ian Marshall: commentary by John Maxtone-Graham

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ISBN 10: 1574270699 / ISBN 13: 9781574270693
Published by Howell Press, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1997
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Plum-coloured cover with gilt to front and spine, in glossy pictorial jacket. 350 x 255 x 18mm. 159pp. Sumptuously illustrated in colour and black and white, with 45 reproductions of watercolour paintings by Ian Marshall; with index. Extremities a little rubbed, but cover largely clean; very slight lean to spine; internally as new; very few signs of wear to jacket. A good copy of this rather scarce item. NB. Heavier item, which may require extra postage charge. All our 'Seller Images' show the actual item you will receive. Bookseller Inventory # 005642

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Title: Passage East

Publisher: Howell Press, Charlottesville, Virginia

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Ian Marshall

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First edition

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In 1814, the first shipment of cotton piece goods left Lancashire, England, for Calcutta, India, trade that would open the eyes of the West to the riches of Eastern culture. Over the course fo a century, bustling commerce grew up between East and West, carried on the decks and in the holds of great sailing ships and steam-powered vessels. Maxtone-Graham and Marshall bring to life this remarkable era.


As a child, Ian Marshall made his own "passage to India" through the Suez Canal aboard one of the great British luxury liners that carried everyone from military men to ladies' maids to the East. Marshall grew up to be an architect, but his love of the sea and the ships that sailed it never abated; he turned his artistic talents to portraiture, producing two books of maritime watercolors, Armored Ships and Ironclads and Paddlers, which captured exactly the power and majesty of warships. In Passage East, he does it again, this time evoking an era of privilege and class consciousness that vanished along with the Raj. Photographs and sketches illuminate Marshall's text and all work together to make this both a beautiful piece of art and a fascinating work of history. An added bonus is the detailed introductory essay by marine historian John Maxtone-Graham.

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