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Preservation of Life from Shipwreck, Volume 1: Skuetender Lifeboat

£17.99

Product description

South Tyneside Libraries, South Tyneside, 1979, first edition, hardback with d/w, 8vo, pp vii + 167, black & white illustrations in the text.
A detailed account of the oldest lifeboat institution in existence. Founded in 1789 by a group of businessmen interested financially in shipping, the institution was responsible for the first boat to be designed, built, maintained and used for no other purpose than " The Preservation of Life from Shipwreck". This volume is about the community of fishermen, boatmen and pilots, known as the Skuetenders, who lived in South Shields and who invented and manned this first lifeboat.
Very good condition. Green cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Minor bumping to head and tail of spine but boards otherwise clean and undamaged. Pages clean and unmarked and binding sound. Signed by the author on the title page.
Dust-wrapper also in very good condition. Crease on front flap but otherwise only minor evidence of shelf wear with slight dents and marks.

Item details

Added value:
Signed by author
Author(s):
Whitaker, Boswell
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
222mm x 142mm x 18mm
Edition:
First edition, 1979
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0906617022
ISBN-13:
9780906617021
Number of pages:
167
Publisher:
South Tyneside Libraries
Title:
Preservation of Life from Shipwreck, Volume 1: Skuetender Lifeboat

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South Tyneside Libraries, South Tyneside, 1979, first edition, hardback with d/w, 8vo, pp vii + 167, black & white illustrations in the text.
A detailed account of the oldest lifeboat institution in existence. Founded in 1789 by a group of businessmen interested financially in shipping, the institution was responsible for the first boat to be designed, built, maintained and used for no other purpose than " The Preservation of Life from Shipwreck". This volume is about the community of fishermen, boatmen and pilots, known as the Skuetenders, who lived in South Shields and who invented and manned this first lifeboat.
Very good condition. Green cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Minor bumping to head and tail of spine but boards otherwise clean and undamaged. Pages clean and unmarked and binding sound. Signed by the author on the title page.
Dust-wrapper also in very good condition. Crease on front flap but otherwise only minor evidence of shelf wear with slight dents and marks.

Added value:
Signed by author
Author(s):
Whitaker, Boswell
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
222mm x 142mm x 18mm
Edition:
First edition, 1979
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0906617022
ISBN-13:
9780906617021
Number of pages:
167
Publisher:
South Tyneside Libraries
Title:
Preservation of Life from Shipwreck, Volume 1: Skuetender Lifeboat

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