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Title: Booth Line.
Description: Pontypool, Gwent, P. M. Heaton. 1987, First Edition. (ISBN: 0950771481) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 84 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). Many b&w photographs, map endpapers. "The Booth Line is one of Liverpool's smaller but nonetheless well known Liner shipping companies. They have been involved in the North Brazil and Amazon River trade for over 120 years, and at one time were probably the major industrial body in the Rubber Boom of the Amazon Basin. (T)his book concentrates more on the ships and trades of the Booths, and does not deal with their many other interests over the years, including hides, construction and allied businesses." From the Introduction. Contents: Author; Acknowledgements; List of Illustrations; Introduction; Alfred and Charles Booth, Their Origins and Early Careers; The Entry into Shipowning; The Booth Steamship Co. Ltd.; Amalgamation; The First World War; The Inter-War Years; The Second World War; Acquisition by the Vestey Group; Further Developments; Containerisation; Appendix 1 - Booth Line: Fleet List; Appendix 2 - Red Cross Line: Fleet List; Appendix 3 - Vessels Operated in North Brazil and the River Amazon; Appendix 4 - Vessels Operated in Portugal; Abbreviations. Book is lightly cocked, small light bump at bottom of front hinge, small crease at bottom of gutter of pages 55 to 58. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Very Good/Very Good+.

Keywords: Shipping Lines, Alfred Booth, Charles, Shipowners, Booth Steamship Co. Ltd. , First World War, Second, Ii, Vestey Group, Containers, Container Ships, Red Cross Line, Brazil, Borth, Amazon River, Portugal. 0950771481

Price: US$ 35.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 27008

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