Salem: Marine Research Society, 1924. First Edition. Black & White Plates. Full cloth. Quarto. 51 ,  leaves of plates pages. Very Good.
An excellent pictorial record of New England shipping along with an interesting introduction on Donald McKay, builder of clipper ships. One interesting anecdote concerns the Trent Affair early in the U. S. Civil War. McKay was in England at the time as war sentiment was aroused over the incident, and wrote a lengthy letter to the British press describing the vast shipping resources of the North. McKay was well respected in shipping circles and his comments no doubt bore some weight. ALBION p. 133. Bound in dark blue cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine lettering. Minor extremity rubs, prior owner inscription dated 1924 on front free endpaper.