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ROSTRON, Arthur H., Sir. Home from the Sea. London: Cassell & Co., (1931). First UK Printing. Pp. [i]-ix,(1),-277,(3), portrait frontispiece + 7 p.of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. The memoirs of the long-time English sea captain (1869-1940) for the Cunard Line, who is best known for having been the captain of the Carpathia, the primary rescue vessel during the Titanic disaster. Due to Rostron's diligence in immediately plotting a course through the treacherous north Atlantic seastowards the ill-fated liner, more than 700 passengers and crew were rescue d. Contents: 1. Good-bye to the Sea; 2. Adventures in Sail; 3. Into Steam; 4. Command; 5. The Loss of the Titanic (pp.55-84 and 4 Titanic-related photographs); 6. War: Why We Failed in Gallipoli; 7. Sidelights on "The Show"; 8. H.M.H.S. Mauritania; 9. H.M.S. Tuber Rose; 10. The Social Whirl; 11. More Atlantic Nights; 12. The Americans; 13. "The Liner She's A Lady"; 14. Then and Now; 15. A Word for the Men; 16. "Go to Sea, my Lads"; 17. What of the Future? "When he retired Sir Arthur Rostron was captain of the greatest vessel afloat, the Berengaria. In this book he tells the adventures of over forty years at sea in sail and steam; of the race to aid the ill-fated Titanic; of the heroic Gallipoli tragedy; of the Mauretania as hospital ship; of the interesting people who have dined at his captain's table. There is wide appeal in these pages to readers of all tastes." - the full dust-jacket blurb. Some edge-spotting, occasional marginal foxing, else vg, tight and bright in un-price-clipped dj. The dj has a complete though torn front panelwith a composite photo of Rostron, R.M.S. Berengaria, and one of the Titan ic's lifeboats. There are two sections missing from the rear panel, not affecting the text aside from the "Cassell" of "Cassell Books." 550.00
Title: Home from the Sea. 1st UK, in dj.
Publisher: Cassell & Co., London, 1931,:
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