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The Loss of the S.S. Titanic; Its Story and Its Lessons

Author: Lawrence Beesley
ISBN #: B000T67WVA
Price: $200.00
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publisher Location: Boston
Book Condition: Good
Dust Jacket Condition: no jacket
Edition: First American edition
Pub Date: 1912
Shelf wear to tips, corners, and edges of the book; no jacket; offsetting to the title page from the frontis of the ship. First printing, same date, published June, 1912. This First American edition is quite scarce. Beesley, the author of this early survivors account was an English educator and author. "As Lifeboat No. 13 was being launched on the Boat Deck, no women or children were in immediate sight, but it seemed there was room for more. As a result, Beesley was instructed to jump into the lifeboat just before it launched. He managed to survive a subsequent incident where Lifeboat No. 15 nearly landed on top of No. 13. The leading stoker of boiler room No.6, Fred Barrett, managed to cut the ropes connecting the boat to the falls at the last minute, and those in both boats emerged unharmed. Beesley and the rest of the survivors were picked up by RMS Carpathia in the early morning of 15 April."--Wikipedia. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!