First edition. Contents: ‘A hundred Years Ago’; Founders of the P. & O.; Arthur Anderson; Early Steamers to the Peninsula; Willcox & Anderson in 1836-7; The Packet Ship Service; The First Contract 1837; Fateful Years 1837-40; Steam to India - Early Failures; Lieutenant Waghorn, R. N.; ‘Oriental’ Extension 1840; First P. & O. in the East; The Overland Route; Overland by P. & O.; The First ‘Cruising’ 1844; Early Indian and Far East Services; Early Ocean Steam Travel; First Australian Mails; The 1850’s - A Difficult Decade; Two Fortunes Given Away; Side-lines and Routes; Suez Railway and Canal; Canal and P. & O. Crisis; The Need and the Man - Thomas Sutherland; The P. & O. Jubilee; A Proposed Second Suez Canal; Early War Services; Associated Companies; War Services 1914-18; More Associated Companies; Post-War Years; His Majesty’s Mail; P.& O. Company’s Past and Present Fleet; The Development of the P. & O. Fleet; P. & O. Capital; Index.