Exceptionally rare first edition, limited edition of The Sinking of the S. S. Titanic, April 14–15, 1912, this being No. 455 of 500, by John B. Thayer, Phildelphia. Cover wrapped in wax-paper. Accompanied by an ALS from John B. Thayer, IV, postmarked 1985, inviting a collector to “come see what I have in the way of Titanic memorabilia.” This scarce relic is a private printing of the account give by Thayer’s father, John Borland III, a first-class passenger who survived the cataclysmic wreckage of the White Star passenger liner, providing essential first-hand accounts used to reconstruct the events of that fateful night. RRAuction COA.
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