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Shipping Casualties (Loss of the Steamship “Titanic.”)

Report of a Formal Investigation into the circumstances attending the foundering on 15th April, 1912, of the British Steamship "Titanic," of Liverpool, after striking ice in ... North Atlantic Ocean, whereby loss of life ensued. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of His Majesty.

Published: London: PRO Publications, n.d. ?1999

Stock code: 64828

Price: £1,500

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Limited edition, facsimile reprint of Lord Mersey’s original 1912 enquiry into the sinking of the Titanic. 300 copies only, this being number 60, signed by Millvina Dean who, at 2 months and 27 days, was the youngest passenger on the liner, and who, in 2009, was the last survivor to die. Comprises almost 1000 pages of report and evidence, indexed by name and subject. At the time the inquiry drew accusations of partiality, based on Mersey’s perceived bias towards the Board of Trade and the ship-owning interests. However, more recent studies have commented on the ‘surprising impartiality’ of their findings, despite remarking on Mersey’s ‘autocratic, impatient and not a little testy’ court persona. (Butler, Unsinkable: the full story of RMS Titanic.)

Quarto. Original blue cloth, title gilt to spine, yellow silk page-marker, in matching slip-case. Very good.

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