Greenhill, Basil and Giffard, Ann.
Travelling By Sea in the Nineteenth Century. Interior Design in Victorian Passenger Ships.
London, A & C Black, 1972. Octavo. 168 pages. Original Hardcover with dustjacket in protective Mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.
Dr. Basil Jack Greenhill (26 February 1920 in Bristol – 8 April 2003), was a diplomat, museum director and historian. He went to Bristol Grammar School, before reading philosophy, politics and economics at Bristol University, but his time there was interrupted by wartime naval service. In the navy, he rose from rating to lieutenant, working at the radar research establishment at Malvern, and testing radar on bombers. He emerged in 1946 as a lieutenant, and on the completion of his degree he joined what became the Commonwealth Relations Office, where he stayed until 1966. In 1967 he became the Director of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, England, until 1983. He was also the author of over forty books and numerous articles on maritime history, many of them produced in collaboration with his second wife, Ann Giffard. (Wikipedia).
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