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HADFIELD, R.L. Sea-Toll of Our Time : A Chronicle of Maritime Disaster during the Last Thirty Years . Drawn from authentic sources. London: H.F. & G. Witherby, (1930). First UK Printing. Pp. -239,(1), frontis., + 5 p. of plates and 1 folding map. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering and decoration to spine. A chronicle of the "unfathomable cruelty" of the sea in the first thirty years of the twentieth century, presenting some of the more harrowing sea disasters around the world. Contents: 1. The Wreck of the Aden; 2. The Sinking of the Bourgogne; 3. The Stranding of the Mohegan;4. The Abandonment of the Londonian; 5. The Casquets' Prey; 6. The Tale of Two Rafts; 7. "Missing"; 8. The Holocaust of the General Slocum; 9. The Gr eat Rockall Disaster; 10. The Mystery of the Hilda; 11. The Tragedy of the Berlin; 12. Wireless Proves Its Worth; 13. The Sole Survivor; 14. The Ill-luck of the Preussen; 15. A Tragedy of Errors; 16. Titanic!; 17. The Burningof the Volturno; 18. The Tragedy of the Columbian; 19. The Sinking of the Empress of Ireland; 20. Panic!; 21. An Open Boat Epic; 22. The Abandonment of the Antinoe; 23. Accident and Aftermath; 24. The Foundering of the Vestris. "The sea has no generosity. No display of manly qualities - courage, hardihood, endurance, faithfulness - has even been known to touch its irresponsible consciousness of power. The ocean has the conscienceless temper of asavage autocrat spoiled by much adulation. He cannot brook the slightest a ppearance of defiance, and has remained the irreconcilable enemy of ships and men ever since ships and men had the unheard-of audacity to go afloat together in the face of his frown." - Joseph Conrad. Spine sunned and edge-nicked, with much of gilt lettering and decoration worn away, minor corner bumping, name to front pastedown, else vg. 75.00
Title: Sea-Toll of Our Time : A Chronicle of Maritime Disaster during the Last Thirty Years. 1st.
Publisher: H.F. & G. Witherby, London, 1930,:
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