London and Toronto, New York: J. M. Dent and Sons and E. P. Dutton & Co, (1931). Hardcover. 8vo. Light blue cloth covered boards with black title to front board and to spine. Fading to spine. Interior is clean and bright with lovely illustrations throughout and charts to the rear. Index, 254 pages. NAV/022111. Very Good.
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London and Toronto, New York: J. M. Dent and Sons and E. P. Dutton & Co, (1931). Hardcover. SCARCE IN DUST JACKET. 8vo. Blue cloth covered boards with black title to front board and to spine. Minor bumping to spine ends and minor rubbing to corners. Top corner of page 110 is torn away. Else is clean and bright with lovely illustrations throughout and charts to the rear. Beige and blue illustrated dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Minor rubbing and browning to spine panel and a few small chips to the edges. Index, 254 pages. MAR/071319. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1967). First Edition. Hardcover. Very good white cloth boards with a little foxing and slightly faded spine. Small area of grey paint to top corner of rear board. Nice grey endpapers; Beautiful b/w and color photographs, diagrams of yachting; 164 pages. Maritime. MARIT/10032. Very Good.
London: Gerald Duckworth & Co., (1955). Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Off-white illustrated price clipped dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Minor browning, rubbing, and soiling to spine panel. Minor chipping to edges of dust jacket. 222 pages. MAR/071319. Near Fine / Very Good.
Cambridge, MD: Tidewater Publishers, 1976. First Edition. Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Small 4to. Blue paper covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Rubbing to edges and minor bumping to spine ends. Author's inscription to half title page. Slight foxing to first few pages. Else is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. White illustrated dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Minor edgewear, soiling, and rubbing to dust jacket. Index, 243 pages. VA/042219. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: Whittlesey House, 1944. Hardcover. 8vo. In red cloth covered boards with blue title block with gilt title stamp to spine and gilt emblem to front board. Small stain to front board and slight overall bow to both boards. Very slight edgewear and rubbing. Interior is clean with b/w illustrations throughout. 219pp. MARI/100504. Very Good.
Newport News, VA: Published for The Mariners Museum bu the University Press of Virginia, (1978). First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. Near fine in very good orange illustrated dust jacket with dark blue title to front and spine panels. Minor fading to spine panel. Interior is clean and bright. Index, 269 pages. MAR/052219. Near Fine / Very Good.
San Francisco: Book Club of California, 2011. First Edition. Paperback. FIRST EDITION. Blue paper wrappers with dark blue title to front wrapper and to spine. Pristine interior with full color illustrations throughout. 47 pages. Contributors are Robert Eric Barde, Robert J. Chandler, Stephen Davies, James P. Delgado, William Kooiman, Gary F. Kurutz, Stephen J. Potash, Robert V. Schwemmer. Keepsake for Book Club of California.. Maritime. NAV/101216. Fine.
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1921. Hardcover. First Edition. Includes many illustrations. Grey cloth boards with white title to spine and yellow title to front cover. Illustration of a ship to spine and front cover. Rubbing to spine title. Minor wear to edges of boards, corners, hinges, and spine ends. Heavy browning to pages, especially in margins. Occasional smudge marks to margins. Previous owners name in pen to front endpaper. 259 pages. MAR/040919. Very Good.
Kingston, NY: Maureen Cummins, 2004. One of 20 copies. Titanic is an altered edition of a single day’s copy of the Wall Street Journal. The artist explores the history of the 1912 Titanic disaster using excerpted accounts of passengers who survived the disaster. The resulting collaged text, which is printed inside the shape of the sinking boat, is visually reminiscent of children’s books, an allusion to the simplistic and oft-quoted belief, “She’s too big to sink.” The quotes chosen highlight the pervasive attitude of denial on the part of both passengers and staff, which not only contributed to the disaster but arguably allowed it to happen. On April 10, 1912 the greatest ship ever built, the Titanic, was launched on her maiden voyage. No cost had been spared in her construction or in the outfitting of her opulent compartments. For the millionaires, captains-of-industry and honeymoon couples who sailed with her, the Titanic promised the ultimate in luxury, status and social privilege. She was the very embodiment of the most cherished beliefs of her age, a limitless faith in science, technological progress, and man's ability to prevail over brute nature. Her owners, The White Star Line, declared her to be "unsinkable." Five days later, on April 15, 1912 at 11:45 p.m., the Titanic grazed an iceberg in the North Atlantic and was fatally pierced through her starboard side. When she sank, two and a half hours later, 1,513 lives were lost with her. Her fate, and the succession of human errors that sealed it, shocked the world. The Titanic, a ship that had been built as a monument to man's power and supremacy, came to be synonymous with human folly and mortality. This book by renowned book artist, Maureen Cummins, retells the story of the Titanic's last hours from memories of the ship's survivors. Drawing upon original memoirs published shortly after the disaster, the artist weaves together a chorus of voices to create a narrative reminiscent of Greek tragedy. Like the mythic ship herself, each statement of disbelief and denial looms larger than life. This beautiful and haunting book seeks to capture the greater significance of the Titanic disaster - an event that haunts our consciousness even though it is a nightmare catastrophe from another time. The piece pairs eyewitness accounts with graphic images of the sinking ship in black silhouette against deeply saturated fields of midnight blue sky and seascape. Layers of time and meaning from the book's text and the underlying newspaper intersect to create a palimpsest of poetry and the recording of events. Twenty copies of the Wall Street Journal were overprinted with six silkscreen runs. Produced by Cummins at the Women's Studio Workshop. In fine condition. 48 pages. ARTISTSB/100419. Fine.
New York: Henry Holt, (1987). Hardcover. First American Edition of this book, with wonderful color photographs taken by Peter Christopher. In very good plus dust jacket with picture of a sailing ship along with title and author. In blue cloth with some fading along top edges. Interior is fine. 176 pages. MAR/042110. Very Good + in Very Good + DJ.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1938. Hardcover. First Edition. Very good minus blue cloth boards w/bright gilt ship design and light blue border stamped on cover; gilt title to spine. Circular cup stain to front board, light soiling as well; front bottom corner is lightly bumped. In VG minus illustrated d.j. (chipping, creasing, taped along front hinge) Map endpapers, interior is yellowed but clean; hinge cracked between title page and verso but rest of binding is tight. 421 pp. + ads. Maritime. MARI/5293. Very Good -.