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Title   Titanic Disaster. Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Commerce United States Senate (Senate Documents Vol. 28, 62d Congress, 2d Session)

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Good

Jacket Condition   No Jacket

Type   Ex-Library

Edition   First

Size   Octavo

Publisher   Washington D.C Government Printing Office 1912

Seller ID   004400

1163 pp. "Pursuant to S. Res. 283 Directing the Committee on Commerce to investigate the causes leading to the wreck of the White Star Liner "Titanic". Light brown cloth boards with decorative panels for gilt lettering to spine. Lettering ("Senate Documents Vol. 28" on red background; "No. 726 Wreck of the Steamship Titanic" on black background); "62d Congress 2d Session 1911-1912" on dark brown background) is worn and indistinct. Library number in white ink near base of spine. Debossed gilt stamp "Public Library of South Australia" on upper board. Boards are worn, with some insect damage, considerable rubbing (worn through at heel of spine) and light stains and smudges. Edges of text block are scuffed and faintly foxed. Hinges are beginning to split, but binding remains solid throughout. Main title page is detached but present. Pages are generally clean and bright, with only very occasional small stains or smudges. Minimal library markings: small accession stamp opposite title page with pencilled date (1.3.1915); blind-stamped library seal to title page, first page; and the three charts; small brown cardholder pasted to rear pastedown, with no markings. The three fold-out charts are in very good condition: Chart 1: Ice as Reported near Titanic; Chart 2: Titanic Ice Barrier -- Nearby Ships; Chart 3: Ships' Positions Near Titanic. Includes list of witnesses and very interesting Digest of Testimony, in which individual points of testimony are sorted according to the issue involved (eg Collision, Point of; Discipline; Distinction between Passengers; Distress Signals Fired; Drill or Boat Stations; Ice.

Price = 750.00 AUD



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