"Out of England's harbor, sailed a vessel proud on day, she was bound for New York City, so many miles away": Exceptionally Rare Collection of First Editions, Booklets, and Sheet Music dedicated to the ill-fated passengers of the RMS Titanic
Toronto: Various Publishers, 1912-1935.
Rare collection of first editions, pamphlets, and sheet music related to the sinking of the RMS Titanic, with a rare limited edition O.B.R. Kentucky Straight Bourbon 86-proof Whiskey 4/5 quart ceramic Titanic replica. The collections includes a first edition of E.J. Pratt’s ‘The Titanic’ (Toronto: The Macmillan Co. of Canada, 1935) which is in near fine condition; a first edition of Mrs. Alma White’s ‘The Titanic Tragedy- God Speaking to the Nations’ (New Jersey: The Pentecostal Union, 1913) which is in near fine condition; a later printing booklet of Caroline Bancroft’s ‘The Unsinkable Mrs. Brown’ (Boulder: Johnson Publishing Co., 1963); three sheet music folios including Will Kirkpatrick and M.C. Hanford’s ‘The Wreck of the Titanic’ (Washington, D.C.: H. Kirkus Dugdale Co., 1912), Mrs. William Euler and Jack Stanley’s ‘Wreck of Titanic Song’ (Washington, D.C.: H. Kirkus Dugdale Co., 1912), and Paul Pelham and Lawrence Wright’s ‘Be British! Descriptive Song and Recitation Dedicated to the Gallant Ill-Fated Crew of the Titanic’ (London: Lawrence Wright Music Co, 1912); a rare printing of John J. Friend’s ‘The Loss of the Steamship Titanic: In Loving Remembrance of Those Who Lost Their Lives On Board the Steamship Titanic’; an original 1911 White Star First Class Passenger Ship per the S.S. Romanic which departed from Boston for Genoa on Saturday, April 20, 1911; and a rare limited edition O.B.R. Kentucky Straight Bourbon 86-proof Whiskey 4/5 quart ceramic Titanic replica which measures 17 inches in height and is housed in the original illustrated cardboard clamshell box. An exceptional collection of works, many produced in the same year of the fateful tragedy.
New York: The Viking Press, 1970.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Patrick White on the title page. A few spots to the foredge, near fine in a fine dust jacket.
London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1957.
First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s fifth novel and what many consider to be his finest. Octavo, original blue boards. Signed by Patrick White on a slip pasted to the front free endpaper. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. Dust jacket art by famed Australian artist Sydney Nolan.
London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1964.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Dust jacket art by Sydney Nolan. Contemporary ownership inscription to the front endpage, near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket.