[n. p.]: [n. d.]. Wraps. Octavo size, 55 pp., in German. Very good. Item #18012101
"SS Amerika" was a German ship launched in 1905; it was a large passenger liner, and at the outset of World War I, it remained at the harbour in Boston so as to avoid being captured by the British Royal Navy. The ship was seized by the United States in anticipation of the U.S. joining the war, and was renamed "USS America", after which it served as a troop transport; from there the ship went through a few more name changes, was damaged and rebuilt (more than once), and served a variety of purposes after each rebuilding.
This ship's log is an inventory of the various parts of the ship, a fascinating look at its components as it was originally made; the information was first written in pencil, then lettered over in pen, with the pencil marks still visible on the page. A fragment of history through the life of a ship, one that served purposes of business and pleasure, war and peace.
___DESCRIPTION: Brown paper wraps, black hand-lettering on the front wrap, two staples in the spine, information hand-written throughout in black pen; octavo size (8.25" by 5.25"), pagination:  2-55. Please note the text is in German.
___CONDITION: Volume is very good, entirely free of prior owner markings; wraps are clean overall with some minor spots of soiling and overall wear, hinges are loose but the text block is still intact, a loss of about one inch to the rear wrap at the spine, and the interior pages have light soiling throughout, but hand-lettering is clean and legible, and pages are bright overall.
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