Serendipity Books Catalogue 47: Derrick Fiction (and petrol poems) [or] The Romance of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries- The Trudi Watson Collection

Serendipity Books Catalogue 47: Derrick Fiction (and petrol poems) [or] The Romance of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries- The Trudi Watson Collection

[Oil]; Peter B. Howard and Esme Joy Howard

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Place Published: Berkeley
Publisher: Serendipity Books
Date Published: 1989
Edition: Original edition
Binding: Paperback
Book Id: 41803

Description

112pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] White, black, and pink printed wraps. Near fine condition.

Comments

From the Introduction- "Oil has fueled many a machine and lubricated every industry. Clearly it has lubricated a few imaginations as well, and Mrs. Watson has gone to some effort over a considerable period of time- a decade- to track down the literature of the oil business from its 19th century roughneck beginnings through today's international conglomerates... It's all here: from the juvenile and innocent introductions to oil for children to certain kinky sex antics of roustabouts on off-shore rigs and the sands of Arabia; from the transport of nitro to Guatemalan oil fields to the introduction of lamps in China; from the 'Derrick Polka' to Oil Whore."