The Sinking of the S. First edition, first printing, one of a limited 500 copies signed by the author; additionally inscribed by him. Copy #298 of a limited 500 copies signed by John Thayer on the limitation page. Additionally inscribed by him to previous owner on the front free endpaper: To John Frazer with best regards from John B." Tipped into front paste down is a clipping with a notation inked in the author's hand "Dr. John Frazer c/o Henry Reid Hatfield, Esq From John Thayer 298. Good, with rubbing to cloth, flaking to gilt stamping on front cover, toning and foxing to contents. An account by a survivor who was 17 at the time of the Titanic's sinking, and one of the 40 or so people who fell off or jumped into the water and was able to survive. His father, also named John, was not so lucky. Only 500 copies of this book were printed, privately, for family and friends. While not a commercial success, it did assist a later author in determining the exact location of the Titanic's demise, as well as in determining that the boat split in two before sinking, contradicting conventional wisdom. A very scarce Titanic item. The item "SIGNED Sinking of the S.
THAYER First Edition 1st 1940 Limited" is in sale since Thursday, March 22, 2018. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "burnsiderarebooks" and is located in Portland, Oregon.This item can be shipped worldwide.