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QUEEN ELIZABETH: 1940 - Commemorative launch brochure from 1938

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Cunard Line:  The forty-page QUEEN ELIZABETH commemorative brochure issued soon after her September 27, 1938 launch.  

The expensive textured stock covers are trimmed in gold, as are many of the inside pages.  In fact, the inner covers are covered in gold!  There are tipped-in photos and multiple fold-outs. 

The opening page folds-out to reveal a large Sir Muirhead Bone sketch of the bow under construction.  Accompanying it is the short and moving speech given by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth in lieu of her husband King George, who canceled at the last moment due to the heightening tensions with Germany.  Like all Cunard launch brochures of the era, there is a wonderful first person account by a famous author of touring the ship while under construction.  This writer was Captain Taprell Dorling, who also wrote maritime stories.  Accompanying the text are portraits of the King and Queen, as well as of Cunard Chairman Sir Percy Bates and shipyard officials. 

Most of the rest of the brochure is filled with full page construction photos, taken by the famed Stewart Bale photography studio.  The photos are lightly tinted in red and blue to highlight certain areas, and they show off the massiveness of the liner.  To me, the most spectacular photo is a 3 page fold-out of the John Brown Shipyard with the three-quarters finished QUEEN ELIZABETH stretching across the pages.  A close second is in the center of the brochure, the 1938 Frank Mason study of the ship printed onto shimmering gold.  What a tour-de-force, entirely appropriate for the largest passenger ship of the 20th century. 

Excellent condition.
$150.00
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