HANSON, John Wesley, ed.
Title: New York's Awful Excursion Boat Horror, told by survivors and rescuers
Publisher:  John W. Hanson, New York, 1904,
Seller ID: 76523
HANSON, John Wesley, (ed.). New York's Awful Excursion Boat Horror, told bysurvivors and rescuers . The Ghastly Story of the Heart-Rending Tragedy at Hell Gate Vividly Portrayed by Pen and Picture. Every Harrowing Detail of the World's Most Appalling Holocaust Accurately Described by Eye-Witnesses.The Self-Sacrificing Heroism of Mothers. The Wholesale Cremation of Little Children. The Noble Deeds of Brave Life-Savers. The Thrilling Scenes on th e Flame-Swept Decks of the Ill-Fated Pleasure Boat, General Slocum, Truthfully Delineated. [New York]: (John W. Hanson, 1904). Pp. -326,(2), + 40 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, navy blue cloth with oblong illustrated pictorial panel to front, gilt borders and lettering to front and spine. A chronicle of the horrors that stemmed from the destruction of the steamship General Slocum in June, 1904. The ship caught fire in the East River, burning to the water line, and killed more than a thousand people. Rear inner hingecracked, outer hinges and edges worn, nicking and minor fraying to spine e nds, crudely tape-repaired tears near gutter of pp. 61-64 (and the following two plates), pp. 15-16 and a couple of other plates loose but present, spine lettering fades, some spotting to front, else good. 45.00