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Lot 68

1912 1st Ed. "Wreck Of The Titanic" Thomas Russell

Estimate: $500 - $1,000

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Featured in this lot is a First Edition of "Wreck Of The Titanic" 1912, editor Thomas H. Russell, copyright L. H. Walter. "Sinking of the Titanic World's Greatest Sea Disaster A Graphic and Thrilling Account of the Sinking of the greatest Floating Palace ever built, carrying down to watery graves more than 1500 souls. Giving Exciting Escapes from death and acts of heroism not equalled in ancient or modern times, told by THE SURVIVORS Including History of Icebergs, the Terror of the Seas; Wireless Telegraphy and Modern Shipbuilding. Edited by THOMAS H. RUSSELL, A. M., LL. D. Author and Journalist Formerly Of The General Register Office Of Shipping And Seamen Special Articles By FRED S. MILLER The Great Descriptive Writer Special Introduction, 'Women and Children First,' by REV. HENRY VAN DYKE, D. D., LL. D. Illustrated Throughout With Photographs And Drawings Made Expressly For This Book." Published in the immediate wake of the famous maritime disaster, this "graphic and thrilling account of the sinking of the greatest Floating Palace ever built" sold briskly to an eager public. A century later, its tragic tale continues to captivate readers. These contemporary reports describe the luxury liner, its passengers, and the circumstances of the wreck. Gripping narratives by survivors recount episodes of heroism and cowardice along with dramatic rescues and moving incidents of self-sacrifice. In addition to chronicling the wide-ranging outpouring of grief and the establishment of many memorials, this fascinating compilation presents expert analysis of the shipwreck's causes and the findings of a Senate investigation convened to determine responsibility for the catastrophe. Historic photographs and specially commissioned drawings appear throughout the book. Marshall Everett (1863-1939) excelled at producing timely chronicles of recent misfortunes. His books include The Complete Life of William McKinley and the Story of His Assassination, The Great Chicago Theater Disaster, and The Complete Story of the San Francisco Earthquake. This leather / green cloth bound gold gilt hardcover exhibits slight edges scuffing, marbled painted top, bottom and fore edges, intact pages exhibits age tanning and slight foxing. Measures 5.75"W x 8"L x 1.25"D approximately.

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