The Nautilus Library no. 3: Peril of the Sea by J. G. Lockhart
The 'Nautilus Library' begun in the 1920s, and built up to more than thirty volumes. A few were given slightly different titles but most were classic nautical works issued in a pocket sized edition by Philip Allan, who owned the copyright to many of the original editions.
PERIL OF THE SEA
A Book of Shipwrecks and Escapes
by J. G. Lockhart
First published by , London, 1924.by PHILIP ALLAN & CO. LTD.,
69, Gt. Russell St., London
Second edition ( NAUTILUS LIBRARY No. 3) 1928 by PHILIP ALLAN & CO. LTD
Blue cloth bound book with bright gilt lettering to spine which is lightly bumped top and bottom. Boards shiny, clean with a little shelf wear -nautilus bright. Foxing to page block edges but all text seems clear of it. Large bookplate to front paste down. Previous owner's inscriptions to front free end paper. Condition
GOOD PLUS - VERY GOOD MINUS. No dust wrapper.
Volumes are 115 mm. wide; 175 tall and about 18 mm. thick. Weight unwrapped approximately 220 grams.
A book of shipwrecks and escapes beginning with the WHITE SHIP and ending with the TITANIC. Each Incident has its own chapter; Occum Chamnan, HMS Phœnix, Royal George, Rothsay Castle and the Birkenhead.
THE "WHITE SHIP," 1120
THE LAST VOYAGE OF SIR HUMFREY GILBERT, 1583
THE CASTING AWAY OF THE "TOBIE," 1593
THE SHIPWRECK OF KING JAMES II, 1682
THE STORY OF OCCUM CHAMNAM, 1686
THE WRECK OF THE "WAGER," 1740
THE WRECK OF H.M.S. "PHOENIX," 1780
THE LOSS OF THE "ROYAL GEORGE," 1782
THE LOSS OF THE "HALSEWELL" EAST INDIAMAN, 1786
THE "MEDUSA," 1816
THE BURNING OF THE "KENT" EAST INDIA-MAN, 1825
THE WRECK OF THE "ROTHSAY CASTLE," STEAM PACKET, 1830
THE STORY OF THE "BIRKENHEAD," 1852
THE LOSS OF THE "TITANIC," 1912 .
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