first edition Hardcover
1872 · New York
by New York. Anchor Line Steamship Company
New York: D. Appleton & Co, 1872. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. green pebbled cloth. Fine. 112 (2) pages. Small folio, 32 x 25 cm. Engraved frontispiece of the Anchor Line offices in New York at Bowling Green, nine more engravings and five engraved vignettes, folding map of the Anchor Line's steamship routes to the United Kingdom and Continental European ports. The publication, a souvenir gave its agents to celebrate the launch of their new steamer, "California." Six hundred of their agents were onboard for the excursion. Text provides statements by various newspapers reporting the excursion, a history of the Anchor Line, a condensed history of steam, its application to navigation, a history of steam navigation followed by a short history of locomotion beginning with railroads. Included, a listing of the Anchor Line Fleet and dimensions of each ship and when each was commissioned. The publication is dedicated to the founder of the Line, Thomas Henderson of Glasgow. An almost as published copy in splendid condition, front cover lettered and decorated in gilt, back cover decorated in blind, contents clean throughout.
(Inventory #: 23279)