Rare Titanic Collection.
"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
Rare Titanic Collection.
PRATT, E. J..
Item Number: 104582
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.
After striking an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City in April of 1912, nearly 1500 of the passenger liner's 2224 passengers perished, making the event one of modern history's deadliest peacetime commercial marine disasters. Built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, the Titanic was the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line and the largest ship afloat at the time she entered service. The shipwreck of the Titanic was discovered in 1985, over 70 years after the disaster during a U.S. military mission and remains on the seabed. The Titanic has become one of the most famous ships in history; her memory is kept alive by numerous works of popular culture, including books, folk songs, films, exhibits, and memorials.