From the beginning, the publishers of Shipping Wonders of the World made arrangements for "beautiful binding cases" so the complete set of issues could be bound up like a book. This page gives further information about the binding service. The illustration shows an advert from the back page of part 2 illustrating the style of binding available.
The illustration shows an advert from the back page of part 2 illustrating the style of binding available.
The advert states “The Publishers are arranging to provide for subscribers to SHIPPING WONDERS OF THE WORLD particularly attractive binding cases at a low price. As there will be two volumes, the first binding case will be ready with the concluding issue of Volume One. Further details will be announced later.”
“It is important not to let your weekly parts get soiled or creased; take care of them so that your bound volumes may be as perfect as possible. The illustration here shows the design of cases only, not the exact colour of material, which will be of a Fadeless Blue Canvas Finish Bookcloth.”
The illustration is for an interim design. It lacks the paginations for each volume. This is missing because at this stage each issue stated “to be completed in about 40 weekly parts” whereas the series was actually completed in 55 parts. Unlike Railway Wonders of the World, there was a different design on the spine of each volume.