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1 Braynard, Frank Osborn The big ship: The story of the S.S. United States (Museum publication)
USA Mariners' Museum 1981 0917376374 / 9780917376375 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good 
0917376374 283 pages. Index. Dozens of wonderful black and white photos. "The UNITED STATES represents the fulfillment of a lifetime dream. Her design, her financing, her construction, her trials, her capturing the world's speed supremacy - all these were the crowning achievements of an amazingly successful life - the life of William Francis Gibbs... Tells the story of The Big Ship, as she was known at 21 West Street, the offices of Gibbs & Cox, where she was designed... She was drydocked in 1980 and passed with flying colours... So here's to the safest liner ever built, the fastest big ship ever and one of the world's masterpieces!" - from dust jacket. Prior owner's ink stamp inside front board else book clean and unmarked with light wear. Average wear and some spine sunning to dust jacket which is now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A quality copy. 
Price: 199.95 USD
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