Shipwrecks and Salvage on the East African Coast :: Kevin Patience

Shipwrecks and Salvage on the East African Coast :: Kevin Patience soon to be presented for sale on the wonderful BookLovers of Bath web site!

Bahrain: Kevin Patience, 2006, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Signed, dated and dedicated by the author, on the first blank page – without provenance. Includes: Black & white photographs; Maps (1); Title page vignette;

From the cover: The East African coastline stretches some 4,000 miles from Cape Guardafui in Somalia to the Mozambique Channel. It is a rugged and inhospitable shore swept by the monsoons, with few safe anchorages, miles of treacherous coral reefs and a strong northerly current. Over the years it has become a ships graveyard for the unlucky ones, and a dire warning to those that ran aground and were subsequently refloated.

Seafarers have travelled and traded along this coast for hundreds of years and until the late 19th century, Zanzibar had been the centre of a prosperous trading empire based on slavery, spices, coal and fresh water. Many …

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

Blue boards. 276 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9¾” x 7″.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I entrance you with a variety of books within my Transport Nautical catalogue?


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