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Great Thames Disaster.  First Edition in dustjacket, THURSTON, Gavin.
Author Name:    THURSTON, Gavin.

Title:   Great Thames Disaster. First Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    George Allen & Unwin, London, 1965, 

Seller ID:   26987

THURSTON, Gavin. The Great Thames Disaster. London : George Allen & Unwin Ltd, (1965). First Edition . Pp (8),[9]-173, (3) + frontispiece +14 pages ofIllustrations. Some other illustrations in text. 8vo, black cloth spine wi th gray cloth boards, silver lettering to spine. Map end-papers. Cohen, TheThames, 1580-1980: A General Bibliography p.183. A grueling account of the loss of the paddle steamer Princess Alice on Galleon's Reach, River Thames , on September 3, 1878. With the exception of the loss of the Royal George,this was the largest mass disaster in British home waters; one which, like Chicago's Eastland or the St. Lawrence's Empress of Ireland, has been almo st entirely subsumed by the sinking of the Titanic in popular memory. Chapters : 1. 'Hoy, Hoy, where are you coming to?'; 2. 'My God, Captain, that man is starboarding his helm!'; 3. What was said at Erith would have to be said again; 4. 'We have had word of a abig sinking in the river'; 5. The Tearful and Sorrowful Side; 6. Inquest, The Princess Alice; 7. Inquest, The Watermen; 8. Inquest, The Bywell Castle; 9. Inquest, Drink 10. Inquest, Shipwrights and Others; 11. Mr Carttar Sums Up [Charles Joseph Carttar, coroner for West Kent]; 12. The Verdict and the Board of Trade Inquiry; 13. 'Men AreOnly Men'. Very good in dustjacket. 60.00


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