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Walker, J[ohn]. Bernard (1858-1928) [aka George Dyson]
An Unsinkable Titanic: Every Ship Its Own Lifeboat
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1912. First edition. Original cloth. Octavo. xii, 185 pages. Good. Bound in blue cloth over boards with pictorial scene of the sinking stamped in 4 colors on upper board. Spine and upper board titled in white. Extremity rubs, slight lean to textblock, a few leaves roughly opened. Minor dampstains to top fore corner of several preliminary and postliminary leaves.. Black and white plates. Probably the first book to analyze the naval architecture and design shortcomings in the Titanic, published within a few months of the Titanic disaster. Walker demonstrates that the much earlier ship "The Great Eastern" was a far more unsinkable ship. Walker concludes his detailed analysis with several modifications to the design of the Titanic which give such a ship a much more reasonable claim to being unsinkable. <br /> <br /> This copy is inscribed by Walker on the front free endpaper to one R. C. Wilson in July of 1912. <br /> <br /> One of the important early books on the Titanic, and very scarce in the marketplace.
Bookseller: Back Creek Books LLC, ABAA/ILAB [Annapolis, MD, U.S.A.]

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