Lot 28: Titanic and White Star Liners
December 16, 2012
Amherst, NH, USALive Auction
Description: Book: The White Star Triple Screw Atlantic Liners 'Olympic' and 'Titanic' Volume VI. Special edition. Newcastle-on-Tyne and London: Shipbuilder Press, 1911. Hardcover with custom clamshell case, 7.5 x 10, 129 pages. Book condition: VG/None. Green textured cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering and pictorial inlay; heavy bump to lower edges with small tears (affecting covers only); slight rubbing to edges, mostly at corners and spine-ends; minor soiling; slightly yellowed; original seller's tiny sticker to front pastedown. In NF custom-made green cloth-covered case.Shipbuilder Press began publishing manual style engineering books about ships' workings in around 1906. The books in the series are known for their incredible detail from an engineering perspective. Generally used as a reference manual for technical information, the vintage editions relating to Titanic, such as this one, have become so collectible as to have fostered a cult-like following, with some collectors seeking the book as more of a status symbol than a research tool.