Wed, 30th Apr 2014 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Seraph)

 
  Lot 137
 

137

A CUNARD LINE PRESENTATION COPY OF THE "SHIP...

Sold for £434
Estimated at £300 - £500

(Please note the sold price includes buyer's premium at 24%)


Condition report
Fine original condition; a little rubbing to edge of spine on front cover; modest spotting inside fly leaf.

We are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of this property. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Charles Miller Ltd is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD “AS IS” IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.

 
A CUNARD LINE PRESENTATION COPY OF THE "SHIP BUILDER" ISSUE FOR AQUITANIA TO HER CHIEF DESIGNER, LEONARD PESKETT
gilt-edged pages containing coloured and black and white images, pull-out plans etc., bound with plush-filled gilt-leather boards, marbled inside the cover, embossed THE CUNARD QUADRUPLE-SCREW LINER 'AQUITANIA' L. PESKETT ESQ. -- 10 x 8in. (25.5 x 20cm.); together with an autograph menu from the Berengaria dated August 9th 1923 and containing signatures for Peskett and his wife inside
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Leonard Peskett, O.B.E. (1861-1924) was an apprentice shipwright at H.M. Dockyard, Chatham where he concentrated on design. Joining Cunard in 1884, he remained in their service until his death and was involved with many of their ground breaking projects, the acme of which were the designs for R.M.Ships Lusitania and Mauretania in 1907, and Aquitania in 1913. Considered a leading authority on liner design, he was a Councillor of the Institution of Naval Architects where he presented an award-winning paper Design of Steamships from the Owners' Point of View in August 1914.