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Illustrated London News. July-December 1859.
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Illustrated London News. July-December 1859.

By GREAT EASTERN / EGYPT / ITALY - ROME)

London.: George C. Leighton.. Volume XXXV. No. 2.. 1859.. Bound volume of the weekly newspaper, 16 x 11 inches, 654 pp. Replacement binding on spine extending to adjacent portions of front and rear covers. Contents overall in very good condition. Incidental articles include the following full-page items: Map of Lower Egypt p. 114; Ruins of the Temple of Saturn, Rome p. 171; The Capitol at Washington D.C. p. 426; The New Museum, Oxford double pp. 438/439, and much more. More extensive coverage given to the ill-fated Franklin Arctic Expedition pp. 363. 366, 367, etc. Also a number of full-page illustrated articles under the heading "Manners and Customs of the Chinese" pp. 279, 283; "Chinese Manners and Customs in Formosa" p. 443; also "Chinese Fortifications on the Peiho (Hai) River" p. 295. Considerable attention is given to the launching of the mammoth Great Eastern: examples of full page or double-page views are as follows: The Grand Salon of the Great Eastern (p. 183); View of the Ship from One of the Paddle Boxes (p. 222); The Paddle Engines-Room (p. 230); Screw-Engine Room (p. 259) Wheelhouse and Steering Apparatus (1/2 p. 266); The Great Eastern Rounding the Point Opposite Blackwall (pp 270/271); A Tribute following the death of Isambard Brunel, the brilliant Engineer of the Great Eastern (pp. 303); An article titled "Trial Trip of the ‘Great Eastern’" (p. 377) and a dramatic view titled The Town and Harbour of Holyhead, with the "Great Eastern" at Anchor (pp. 390/391). .

$485.00

P & O Ports of Call. Los Angeles.
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P & O Ports of Call. Los Angeles.

By P & O / CALIFORNIA - LOS ANGELES)

P&O Orient Lines.. 1959.. Two-color brochure, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches unfolding to single sheet 8 1/2 x 32 1/2 inches. Good condition with some creases, light foxing spots to cover. Includes two maps: "Los Angeles - Central Area" and Los Angeles Metropolitan Area". Verso includesTourist Interest Around Los Angeles and General Information. .

$25.00

"Life in the Royal Navy."
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"Life in the Royal Navy."

By WORLD WAR II ALBUM)

Bristol, U.K.: W. D. & H. O. Wills.. 1939.. Booklet, 5 x 7 ¼ inches, 10 pp (including covers) containing 50 color "cigarette cards." "September 1939" is written on front cover by original owner. Cards in good clean condition with explanatory text beneath each. Verso of front cover features an illustration of H.M.S. "Rodney," completed in 1927. The ship played an important role in the destruction of the "Bismarck" in 1941. .

$60.00

M.V. "Aureol".
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M.V. "Aureol".

By CRUISE LINES - 10 PICTORIAL VINTAGE MENUS)

Liverpool, England.: Elder Dempster Lines.. 1972.. Eleven pictorial menus from the M.V. "Aureol" provided to the passengers of Elder Dempster Lines’ "West African Coast Service by Sea" during February and March, 1972. The menus, 9 x 6 inches, feature art work depicting birds, butterflies, and flowers native to Africa. No artist’s name appears on the menus. A slightly smaller menu was provided to passengers on "Carnival Night," and features on the cover a champagne bottle with popping cork. Four of the colorful menus are illustrated with flowers, two with butterflies, and four with birds. The menus are unusual in that the art work is designed as a continuous panel utilizing both front and rear covers. The menus are in good clean condition. A Wikipedia entry states the firm, with roots in the 19th century, experienced its final iteration as a shipping entity between the years 1932 and 2000 when the company was bought by a French firm and, to quote the source, "wound up." .

$235.00

Souvenir Passenger List. Dollar Steamship Line. Orient - Round the World.
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Souvenir Passenger List. Dollar Steamship Line. Orient - Round the World.

By CRUISE LINES - N.Y.K. LINE - M.S.HEIAN MARU)

N.Y.K. Line.. 1933.. Color pictorial card folder, 7 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches (20 x 14 cm), 6 numbered pages inserted with ribbon tie. Fine condition. "Information for Passengers" plus a listing of crew and just 12 passengers. Two people have signed the "acquaintances" section. The ship was sunk in Chuuk Lagoon in the Caroline Islands in 1944; it is now a popular snorkeling spot. .

$55.00

Cunard Line ephemera.
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Cunard Line ephemera.

By CUNARD LINE)

London.: Cunard Line.. 1956.. Seven ephemeral items (Menus and "Daily Programmes") relating to R.M.S. "Queen Elizabeth" in a passage from New York to England in April 1956. Some of the items are labelled "Cabin Class" (a notch down from "First"). Three of the items are menus, and four are titled "Programme for Today." These latter items make clear Cunard’s desire to keep passenger’s from going mad by featuring films, tea dances, cocktail hours, Gala Dinners, and other horrors, as for instance the "Fancy Head-Dress Parade followed by DANCING." Presumably a good time was had by all, with puke quickly removed from the dance floor. The ship, by the early 70s, was owned by a Chinese businessman. Undergoing refurbishment, it mysteriously sank in 1972 in a Hong Kong harbor. The items described above are in excellent clean condition, with some disoriented penmanship on two of the menus indicating over-drinking. Engaging ephemeral items for niche collectors. .

$60.00

The Route of the Famous President Liners.
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The Route of the Famous President Liners.

By WORLD CRUISE)

Dollar Steamship Lines.. No date. Ca. 1930s?. Pamphlet 11 x 8 1/2 inches opening to map of the world 8 1/2 x 42 1/2 inches. Very good condition. A handsome map showing the Round the World Service route, with a table of mileage. On the verso are black and white photo illustrations, including one in Peking and one of marketing in the Philippines. .

$125.00

In Memory of M/S Olympia Maru
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In Memory of M/S Olympia Maru

By M.S. OLYMPIA MARU)

Sitka, Alaska.: Alaska Lumber & Pulp Company.. No date. Ca. 1970s-1980s.. Folded Japanese banner in paper package 8 ¼ x 3 ½ inches issued by the Alaska Lumber & Pulp Company. Banner features a colorful image of Samurai warrior. Text on package reads "In Memory of M/S Olympia Maru the first Japanese Ship in Port of Sitka Alaska." The Sitka Alaska website states that "The Alaska Pulp Corporation was the first Japanese investment in the United States after WWII. In 1959 it began to produce pulp harvested from the Tongass National Forest under a 50-year contract with the US Forest Service. At its peak, the mill employed around 450 people before closing in 1993." Text online regarding the Olympia Maru states that the ship was built in 1920 by Mitsubishi Heavy Industrial Co., Kobe, and was sunk 24 September 1944 by a U.S. carrier-based aircraft at Coron Bay, Busuanga (Philippines). The wreckage remains upright and is used as an activity site for recreational divers. .

$95.00

Canadian Pacific West Indies Cruise (Menus).
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Canadian Pacific West Indies Cruise (Menus).

By CANADIAN PACIFIC / MENU)

Liverpool, England (?): Canadian Pacific.. 1926.. Three ephemeral items from the Canadian Pacific's 10th West Indies Cruise aboard the 20 year old S. S. Montroyal, March 1926. The largest item is a March 17 St. Patrick's Day Dinner Menu, 8 x 5 3/4, featuring Irish-themed servings: Emerald Isle Salad, O'Brien Potatoes, Cork Style Fillet of Sole, etc. The two additional items. both slightly smaller than the menu, include a dinner menu dated Sunday, March 28, and a breakfast menu (horizontal fold at center) dated March 11 (illustrated with a cartoon image of the "Wireless Office"). The three items are in very good clean condition (save for the fold). The liner, launched as the empress of Britain, made her maiden voyage (Liverpool-Quebec) in 1906. When not engaged as a cruise liner, the ship could accommodate 600 cabin-class and 800 third class passengers. It was scrapped at Stavanger, Norway in 1930. Price: $65.00 (three items) .

$65.00

S. S. President Wilson Maiden Voyage (Menu)
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S. S. President Wilson Maiden Voyage (Menu)

By AMERICAN PRESIDENT LINES CRUISE SHIP MENU) Sheets, Millard (illus).

California.: American President Lines.. 05-09- 1948.. Attractive S. S. President Wilson menu, 11 x 8 3/4 inches, for the vessel's Maiden Voyage with Honolulu its destination. For some reason the Millard Sheets artwork on the cover, depicting the Taj Mahal, was deemed appropriate for this inaugural voyage. A very light crease to top free edge of rear cover; overall very good clean condition. An attractive menu by an esteemed artist. .

$65.00

South America--Africa Cruise Canadian Pacific.
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South America--Africa Cruise Canadian Pacific.

By CANADIAN PACIFIC / MENU)

Liverpool, England (?): Canadian Pacific.. 1928.. Vintage menu (St. Valentine Dinner, February 14) from a 1928 "Empress of France" Canadian Pacific Cruise. The ship's maiden voyage took place in 1914. Rear cover of menu features the "Valentine Musical Program" with selections from Verdi, Strauss, Saint-Saens, and others. Light "bump" to bottom free edge corner. Overall very good clean condition. .

$30.00

List of Passengers R. M. S. "Scythia"
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List of Passengers R. M. S. "Scythia"

By 1950 CUNARD "SCYTHIA" PASSENGER LIST)

London.: Cunard White Star.. 09-14- 1950.. Souvenir brochure, 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches, 12 pages, listing Tourist Class passengers on the Scythia. Excellent clean condition. The brochure opens to an attractive tipped in color illustration of the Scythia, with a list of officers on the page opposite. An excellent ephemeral item from Cunard White Star Line in excellent condition. .

$30.00

Ship Stack Insignia poster in complete issue of The Log / Pacific Marine Review magazine.  June 25, 1952.
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Ship Stack Insignia poster in complete issue of The Log / Pacific Marine Review magazine. June 25, 1952.

By MARITIME SHIPPING INSIGNIA)

New York.: Miller Freeman Publications.. Volume 47. Number 7.. 06-25- 1952.. Complete issue of The Log magazine of June 25 1952 with color poster 24 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches folded and tipped into the magazine (13 x 9 3/4 inches). Total of 216 pages, most of which is advertising. Poster has a repaired 2 inch tear where the poster is tipped into the magazine, otherwise very good condition. The magazine has wear to the covers, otherwise very good. An extraordinary poster showing a total of 207 ship stack insignia of American offshore passenger and cargo lines, from the N.Y. and Cuba Mail S.S., the American and Australian Line, Alaska Steamship Co. at upper left to the Weyerhaeuser SS co., Staples Coal Co. Transportation Division and Overseas Shipping Co. at lower right. A fascinating snapshot of United States marine history. This is accompanied by an extensive listing in the magazine of "American Owned Fleets as of July 1, 1952" with ship names, type, gross tons, cu. ft. reefer cap., Passenger capacity, trade, builder, hull no. propulsion, and horse power. Other features include Ship Transfers to Foreign Fleets, U.S. Shipbuilding and Repair, Merchant Fleet Declining After Peak Operation and more. .

$110.00

S. S. Himalaya. / Feluccas in Red Sea. / Fishing Boats - Portugal. THREE MENUS
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S. S. Himalaya. / Feluccas in Red Sea. / Fishing Boats - Portugal. THREE MENUS

By P & O / MEDITERRANEAN) Knight, David (cover illus)

1963.. 3 menus, color pictorial covers, each 14 x 10 inches folded in half to 10 x 7 inches as issued. very good, clean condition with ink notations to the back cover of two menus. Dinner menus for P&O shipping line for the nights of Friday, 19th July, 1963, Wednesday 17th July, 1963, and Thursday, 18th July, 1963. Covers feature a photo illustration of the S.S. Himalaya, and color illustrations "Feluccas in Red Sea" and "Fishing Boats - Portugal" by David Knight. .

$40.00

Union Steamships.  The Magic Day Sea-Trip on Howe Sound. Connecting at Squamish for points on Pacific Great Eastern Railway.
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Union Steamships. The Magic Day Sea-Trip on Howe Sound. Connecting at Squamish for points on Pacific Great Eastern Railway.

By UNION STEAMSHIPS / CANADA)

Vancouver, BC.: Union Steamships / Sun Publishing Co. Ltd.. No date. Ca. late 1920s.. PAMPHLET, 9 1/8 x 4 inches, unfolding to 24 1/4 x 9 1/8 inches, color bird's-eye view map and cover, black and white illustrations. Very good condition. Map showcases "The Magic Sea-Trip Through Howe Sound Vancouver's Glorious Inland Sea". Verso includes information on the Sea-Trip through Howe Sound and an Every Sunday All Day "Sea and Rail" Trip. The ships featured are the Lady Alexandra which went into service in 1924 and the Lady Cynthia which went into service in 1925. .

$125.00

Intended Time Table for the year 1940. of the K. P. M. Line. (N. V. Kononklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij)
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Intended Time Table for the year 1940. of the K. P. M. Line. (N. V. Kononklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij)

By KPM LINE)

K. P. M.. 12- 1939.. Two color folding maps at end of book, 79pp, 6 1/4 x 9 5/8 inches, color decorative paper wrappers (softbound). Fine condition. Contents include Alphabetical Listing of Ports, Company's Fleet, Summary of Sevices, Molucca Roundtours, Connections to and from Bali, Time Tables, List of K.P.M. Agents, etc. Features folding maps: Map Showing K.P.M. Tourist Routes Via the Netherland Indies and Map Showing principal interinsular services if the K.P.M. Line. .

$145.00

1946 Shipping Register's Pacific Coast Directory
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1946 Shipping Register's Pacific Coast Directory

By STEAMSHIPS / BUSINESS DIRECTORY)

San Francisco.: Interocean Steamship Corporation.. 1946.. Black and white advertisements, 221pp, 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, paper wrappers (plastic comb binding). Covers worn and lightly soiled; missing pages of the Advertister's Index at end of book (A through the beginning of I present), corner folds and light soiling to a few pages. Pacific Coast Directory of Transportation from Aberdeen to Wilmington, with Port Information and ads for local transportation related businesses. .

$85.00

Mason Lines. 1950 dinner menu
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Mason Lines. 1950 dinner menu

By MASON LINES / MENU) Savage, E. (cover illus)

1950.. Menu, color pictorial covers, 13 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches, opening to 13 3/4 x 21 inches. Very good condition. Aloha Dinner menu for Friday, January 20, 1950, aboard the S. S. Lurline. Brightly colored cover image by E. Savage featuring a Hawaiian Island queen greeting a neighboring chief. .

$95.00

Alaska. The Alaska Line. Alaska Steamship Company, Seattle Washington

By ALASKA LINE)

1931.. BOOKLET, color folding map of Alaska in rear pocket, 21 1/2 x 30 1/2 inches, black and white illustrations throughout, 10 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches. Top corner of booklet creased, cover rubbed and worn at extremities, interior including map clean and in very good condtion. .

$65.00

Pacific Coast Steamship Co.  California.  British Columbia.  Washington.  Alaska.  (Map title: Maps Showing Routes of the Pacific Coast Steamship Co.)
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Pacific Coast Steamship Co. California. British Columbia. Washington. Alaska. (Map title: Maps Showing Routes of the Pacific Coast Steamship Co.)

By PACIFIC COAST STEAMSHIP CO.)

Pacific Coast Steamship Co.. No date. Ca. 1915.. Color map, 17 x 32 1/4 inches, folding to pamphlet, 8 1/2 x 4 inches, black and white photo illustrations and text on verso, color cover illustration. Map has a few tiny separations at folds and some edge wear, corner folds; otherwise very good condition. Nine maps on one sheet showing steamship routes along the Pacific Coast, plus government wireless stations, and lighthouses and lightships. Verso includes information on "Alaska Excursions" and round trip fares for the San Francisco and San Diego Expositions. .

$165.00

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