P&O Across the Oceans, Across the Years

Ruth Artmonsky and Susie Cox

ISBN: 9781851496914
Publisher: Antique Collectors' Club
Territory: World
Size: 300 mm x 240 mm
Pages: 264
Illustrations: 200 colour

RRP £35.00

  • P&O: Across the Oceans, Across the Years is a beautifully compiled book illustrated with over 200 images from the P&O Heritage Collection
  • An engaging and richly illustrated homage to one of the most famous companies afloat, in its 175th anniversary year
  • Features all the details of life on board, from the food menus and tickets, to the marine paintings and silver
  • Official campaign book for the Peninsular & Oriental (P&O) Company

"A prestigious and fascinating book telling the P&O story through the eyes of those who travelled with, worked for and managed the company over the years, richly illuminated by works from the official P&O Heritage collection." Arabian Gazette

A nostalgic glance astern at the glory days of Peninsular & Oriental (P&O) both at sea and on shore. Drawing on personal recollections in the archives of P&O Heritage, Ruth Artmonsky looks back at the company during the age of empire and a bygone time when travelling P&O captured the imagination of writers from Thackeray to Noël Coward. In addition the book takes a curator's tour of the company's art collection which dates back to P&O's foundation in 1837.

Starting Out
Heading East
Ship Style
Life Aboard
Selected Ships List
Paintings Illustrated
Picture Credits
Quotation References

Ruth Artmonsky trained as a psychologist. On her retirement from her associate directorship of a leading psychometric consultancy she ran a small art gallery. Her particular interests are the 'jobbing' artist and the democratisation of art. She has written and published a number of books on British mid-20th century art.

Also available:
Railway Posters ISBN: 9781851496723
Ocean Liner Posters ISBN: 9781851496730

What the press have said about this book...

  • “This is a quality production, which rises well beyond the standard company history by drawing so effectively upon the rich resources of the P&ONautilus Telegraph

  • “The quality of reproduction is superb and this is undoubtedly one of the finest shipping books to appear in recent years and is a well-deserved Ships Monthly Book of the Month” Ships Monthly, November 2012

  • “At £25.00 this highly recommended book is excellent value for money” Ships Monthly, December 2012

  • “An engaging and richly illustrated homage to one of the most illustrious names in British mercantile history” Antiques Diary.

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