1919 1st year edition; D. Appleton and Company publishers, New York; heavier hardbound in burgundy boards with embossed title lettering on cover and gilt stamp lettering on spine (faded - see pic); quite good condition with unmarked pages; "Ex-Libris" sticker inside cover; full of wonderful illustrations, charts, tables, certificates, maps, etc.; no dust jacket.
From Preface -
Experience in teaching transportation to university students and in conducting special investigations for the government has made evident to the authors of this volume the need of a book dealing systematically and comprehensively with the whole subject of ocean transportation. While many books, some of them technical, others popular in character, have been written upon different phases of the general subject, there is no single volume to which college student, steamship man, and shipper can turn for a description of ocean carriers and their services...