FIRST EDITION, Henry Holt & Co., New York, 1955. 209 pp., 51 photo-plates ; plan e.p’s. D.j., 22 x 14cm. Torn d.j. with some loss (now protected in a sleeve) o/w V.G. With the label of J. McGovern, Cunard Steam-ship Co., Ltd., Montreal, to endpaper. Walter Lord’s account of the sinking of the TITANIC in 1912 is perhaps the best-known book on the subject and was the basis of a major and popular film. First published here in New York in 1955 (the first English edition appeared in 1956) the author provides a graphic account of the maiden voyage of White Star Line’s latest liner, and a minute by minute detailed picture of her striking the iceberg and her slow sinking, leaving over two thousand passengers and crew fighting for their lives in the freezing sea. This is still one of the most exciting narratives of this terrible disaster. The Original American Edition of 1955.