VLT20 (Cunard) “The Official Guide & Album of the CUNARD Steamship Service”. Issued 1876. Hard bound book. Contains 228 numbered pages plus title pages & endpapers and additional plates and fold outs. Measures 9×12″. Contains four sets of fold out Deck Plans: SCOTIA, ABYSSINIA / ALGERIA, RUSSIA, BOTHNIA / SCYTHIA. There are plates with illustrations of the following: SCOTIA, ABYSSINIA, RUSSIA, BOTHNIA. (Note: The “Scotia” was the last of Cuanrd’s Paddle-Wheel steamships. She was also the most powerful of all of the paddle-wheelers.) There are two fold out track charts: For Atlantic Routes and for Mediterranean Routes. There is a complete fleet listing of Cunard ships with very obscure old ships: Java, Marathon, Olympus, Saragossa, Kedar, Buffalo, Raven, Bear, Alpha, among many others. (For example the MALTA was on the Mediterranean & Havre service, was built in 1865 and was 2132 tons and carried 40 cabin passengers, and 558 in steerage. ) Various texts including a Company History and a text “Transatlantic Trips”. Additional texts of Liverpool, London & Paris. There are several notices, fares, a sample Bill of Fare and a Wine List with Prices. Specially prepared ads. There are also some essays, which were customary in the period, including one on the Whiskey Frauds. Nice red covers with gold edge pages. This was a high quality production. Book is complete, with all pages intact. Binding is worn at the spine, but otherwise Very Good Condition. Writing on first blank page with original owners name and dated 1877. That is crossed out and the second owner signed their name and dated it 1907. One of the finest pieces we have ever seen! $2,995.00.