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Various: pre-war - Bassett-Lowke "Ships and Men"

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Ship History: "Ships and Men" by W.J. Bassett-Lowke and George Holland, printed in 1949, hardback with original dust jacket, 316 pages.
 
First, take a look at the wonderful graphics on the dust jacket showing mid-century liners looming over a little paddle-wheeler and a sailing ship. Second, notice the first author. Yes, it is that Bassett-Lowke, founder of the famed ship model company whose products command huge prices today. I've browsed the book but not read it. The subtitle seems to sum it up well: "An account of the development of ships from their prehistoric origin to the present time and of the achievements and conditions of the men who have built and worked upon them." Also, quoted on the inner flap is a comment from the Model Engineer magazine: "To tell the story of the evolution of the ship from the prehistoric days of the dug-out canoe, to the marvels of the modern giantess QUEEN ELIZABETH, is surely an ambitious undertaking, yet it is most adroitly and entertainingly achieved by W.J. Bassett-Lowke and George Holland."
 
Of the hundred and sixty or so illustrations, one stands out. It is a photo of a Bassett-Lowke model described as "Possible Luxury Liner of the Future". The ship stretches on for more than one-thousand feet and is fitted with a gracefully curved bow fitted with a whaleback a la NORMANDIE. In fact, it looks remarkably close to what appeared on the FRANCE thirteen years later. There are no funnels, just a huge Sun Deck which ends in gracefully cascading decks.
 
Other than several small tears at the top of the dust jacket, the book is in very good condition.
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