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Inside, the end papers are a textured lilac while the remaining thirty-six pages are glossy. Fold-out pages abound, beginning on page two where there is a large T.F. Atherton sketch of the ship under construction at the Cammell Laird Shipyard. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThe text is a glowing tribute to Cunard, to the first MAURETANIA, and to the new ship. The author was E. Keble Chatterton, a maritime writer who still has a following today, sixty-five years after his death. Obviously he was paid to say nice things, but it is still a great read. Portraits of Cunard Chairman Sir Percy Bates, Lady Bates (who christened the ship) and other notables are interspersed with the text. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eA special treat are the many Stewart Bale b\u0026amp;w photos. Stewart Bale Limited was a photography company whose ship pictures are highly prized today. Photos show the ship from keel laying to launching, many from the same angle. It is a stunning visual record of mid-20th century technology. Several close-ups make you feel as if you are standing on the girders looking down the breadth of the ship. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThe center fold-out is the well-known C.F. Hopkinson drawing from 1938 which, while colorful, is not highly accurate. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThe last page is a tribute to the original MAURETANIA. Shown is Charles Pears' famous painting of the beloved MAURETANIA bleeding rust on her way to the breakers. For many years it hung in the Cabin Class Smoking Room onboard the QUEEN MARY. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eGood condition with bending around the cover edges.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e"}

MAURETANIA: 1939 - Dramatic launch brochure from 1938

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Cunard Line: The famous 1938 launch brochure for the MAURETANIA in eye-popping lavender.

The ship's name is elegantly embossed on the cover along with an image of the ship. Inside, the end papers are a textured lilac while the remaining thirty-six pages are glossy. Fold-out pages abound, beginning on page two where there is a large T.F. Atherton sketch of the ship under construction at the Cammell Laird Shipyard.

The text is a glowing tribute to Cunard, to the first MAURETANIA, and to the new ship. The author was E. Keble Chatterton, a maritime writer who still has a following today, sixty-five years after his death. Obviously he was paid to say nice things, but it is still a great read. Portraits of Cunard Chairman Sir Percy Bates, Lady Bates (who christened the ship) and other notables are interspersed with the text.

A special treat are the many Stewart Bale b&w photos. Stewart Bale Limited was a photography company whose ship pictures are highly prized today. Photos show the ship from keel laying to launching, many from the same angle. It is a stunning visual record of mid-20th century technology. Several close-ups make you feel as if you are standing on the girders looking down the breadth of the ship.

The center fold-out is the well-known C.F. Hopkinson drawing from 1938 which, while colorful, is not highly accurate.

The last page is a tribute to the original MAURETANIA. Shown is Charles Pears' famous painting of the beloved MAURETANIA bleeding rust on her way to the breakers. For many years it hung in the Cabin Class Smoking Room onboard the QUEEN MARY.

Good condition with bending around the cover edges.

$95.00
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