This book traces the birth of steamship companies in Van Diemen's Land from the 1820s and 1830s to the development of many well-known Lines; and upon the once numerous River and Coastal Steamships of our ports. Finally, the last phase - Old Timers and Hulks - with an 'Orion' in port; little
steamers in the docks and an Air Liner purring overhead. 254 x 167mm., pp. frontispiece, 220, black & white plates, indexes of Vessels, Names of Persons, Landmarks, Early Hotels, Public Houses, Inns, Taverns, Wine Vaults, Tap Rooms, Butts, Ferry Houses, Retreats. Hard cover in dust jacket. Contents, no inscriptions, top edge (contents) medium 'toned'; dust jacket, top spine (repaired?) or re-enforced with tape - no chips, back, medium rubbed. NEAR FINE.