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Full account of the Loss of the Arctic, with nearly three hundred lives: Containing the statements of Capt. Luce, the officers, and passengers; with a record of their awful sufferings, and a description of the steamship. Written from facts derived from personal interviews with the officers and passengers of the ill-fated ship. The only authorized and reliable report.

ANON  (1854.)

£450.00  [First Edition]

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First edition. 8vo. Original pictorial wrappers, chip to lower front corner unaffecting text, sympathetically strengthened at spine, two closed tears to rear wrap also reinforced with Japanese tissue. 26pp. Boston, Federhen and Co.,

On September 27th 1854, about forty miles off Cape Race, Newfoundland, the Collins line Steamer SS Arctic collided in a dense fog with the SS Vesta. The following contemporary pamphlet elucidates possible causes of the incident as well as the regrettable fact that the to a large degree the crew and able bodied male passengers commandeered the lifeboats for their own use, leaving every woman and child aboard to perish. In the aftermath of the incident, the crew were widely condemned for their cowardice. 

Stock Code: 216126