Orient Line Guide. Chapters for Travellers by Sea and by Land. Illustrated. The Fourth Edition, revised, with maps and plans.
London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington Ltd, 1891. Publisher's blue hardback boards with gilt title to front and cloth spine. Information for passengers, illustrations of ships, charts, maps and ship plans etc. some fold-out. Boards slightly damp stained and bumped. Sporadic foxing. Overall good condition. XL, 439 pp. including interesting b/w advertisements of the time. 215 x 175 mm (8½ x 7 inches).
The Orient Line was formed in the late 18th century, and by the middle of the 19th century was sailing its steamships all over the world. This guide predates its association with (and eventual absorption by) the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company; or P&O.