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Picture History of the Cunard Line 1840 - 1990 (1991)

Frank O. Braynard, William H. Miller, Jr., Picture History of the Cunard Line 1840 - 1990, © 1991, Dover Publications, New York, Soft cover, 134 Pages, 0-486-26550-1, 387.5'06'541--dc20. 1. Cunard Steamship Company, Ltd. -- History -- Pictorial works. Personal notation and autograph from author Frank O. Braynard.

Front Cover, Picture History of the Cunard Line 1840 - 1990 (1991)

Author: Frank O. Braynard and William H. Miller, Jr.
Title: Picture History of the Cunard Line 1840 - 1990
Format: Paperback
Pages: 132
ISBN: 0-486-26550-1
DCN: 387.5'06'541--dc20
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Location: New York
Pub. Date: November 1990
Language: English US
Subjects: 1. Cunard Steamship Company, Ltd. -- History -- Pictorial works.
Description: 188 b/w photos, Bibliography, Index of ships
Notes: Personal notation and autograph from author Frank O. Braynard.
Size: 9"X 11 5/8"
Dust Jacket: No
List Price: US$13.95

Synopsis: Over 180 photographs and illustrations show the liners on the high seas and in port, as well as depicting handsome staterooms, lounges, interior decor and carefree life aboard ship. This engrossing picture book will delight not only ocean-liner enthusiasts and maritime historians, but every reader drawn to the glamour and excitement of the great age of transatlantic ship travel and the splendid vessels that sailed under the Cunard flag.

From the Publisher
Magnificent pictorial tribute to the long line of illustrious ships that sailed for one of the world's great shipping companies. Extensive fact-filled text, captions and over 180 photographs and illustrations recall the Britannia, Lusitania, Mauretania, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary and the QE2, among many others. Introduction.

From the Back Cover

PICTURE HISTORY OF THE CUNARD LINE 1840-1990
Frank O. Braynard and William H. Miller Jr.

On July 4, 1840, Canadian shipowner Samuel Cunard sailed aboard the Britannia on her first trip from Liverpool. it was not only the ship's maiden voyage, but the beginning of the Cunard Line and the long-awaited realization of Cunard's dream of providing regular transatlantic mail and passenger steamship service. For 150 years, that service has set extraordinary standard of luxury, safety and reliability and "the Cunard" became the hallmark of excellence by which other shipping companies were judged.

In this volume, two noted authorities on ocean liners have assembled a memorable pictorial tribute to the Cunard Line. An extensive text, fact-filled captions and scores of dramatic photographs and illustrations depict and describe an eye-filling convoy of Cunard's ships that made maritime history: the Campania and Lacania, which set new standards of design for 19th century steamships, the early 20th century Mauretania, considered by many the most beautiful and successful ocean liner every built, her sister ship, the ill-fated Lusitania, the "single-stackers" of the 1920s, two of the greatest ocean liners of all time, the Queen Mary and the Queen Elizabeth, the magnificent Queen Elizabeth 2, today's luxurious cruise ships and many more.

Over 150 photographs and illustrations show the liners on the high seas and in port, as well as depicting handsome staterooms, lounges, interior decor and carefree life aboard ship. This engrossing picture book will delight not only ocean-liner enthusiasts and maritime historians, but every reader drawn to the glamour and excitement of the great age of transatlantic ship travel and the splendid vessels that sailed under the Cunard flag.

Original Dover (1991) publication. 188 black-and-white illustrations. Prefaces. Introduction. Captions. 144pp 8 7/8 x 11 3/4. Paperbound.

Library of Congress Catalog Listing

Personal name
  • Braynard, Frank O. (Frank Osborn), 1916-2007.
Main title
  • Picture history of the Cunard line, 1840-1990 / Frank O. Braynard and William H. Miller, Jr.
Published/Created
  • New York : Dover Publications, 1991.

Description

  • x, 134 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.

ISBN

  • 0486265501 (pbk.)

LC classification (full)

  • HE945.C9 B73 1991

LC classification (partial)

  • HE945.C9

Related titles

  • Cunard Line, 1840-1990.

Related names

  • Miller, William H., 1948-

Subjects

  • Cunard Steamship Company, ltd.--History--Pictorial works.

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 133) and index.

Series

  • Dover books on transportation, maritime

LCCN

  • 90047959

Dewey class no.

  • 387.5/06/541

Type of material

  • Book

 

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