The Bombay Country Ships 1790-1833
by Anne Bulley
Curzon Press, 2000, b/w photographs, maps, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0700712364
Like New Condition, minor edge and shelf wear
'This book provides a detailed account of the private merchant ships of India and the importance of the dockyard and the Parsi master builders, during the period when the Bombay fleet was at its zenith. It describes the interdependence of Europeans and Indians, the owners and crew, the trade and voyages before a slow decline began.
Concentrates on the period 1790-1833, especially the early nineteenth century when the Bombay merchant fleet was at its zenith, studying the ships, their trade and the men who owned or sailed in them. The picture is built up from a mass of details and references unearthed in the English East India Company's records and elsewhere, and includes contemporary experiences of sailing in these ships.'