Series of 12 autobiographical sketches by Andrew Jackson Sloper, a prominent industrialist of New Britain, Connecticut, who was one of the few male survivors of the Titanic disaster, and who writes about this experience in the final essay. B & W illustrations. Sloper escaped on Boat 7, one of the first away, when no attempt was being made to prevent men from boarding the boats. Later a New York newspaper reported that Sloper, a first-class passenger, had boarded the lifeboat dressed in women's clothing, which he was forced to refute for the rest of his life. Inscribed "To Dad from the Reeds' 1949" on flyleaf. 434 pp. Slight soiling on binding. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Life and Times of Andrew Jackson Sloper ...
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: 1949
Binding: Red Gilt Lettered Cloth
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Self-published; William T. Sloper. Hardcover. Condition: Good. B0007FBC9G Brief two line pencil gift inscription on end paper, dated Dec. 25, 1949, perhaps HEE from RD. Pp 11-12 torn and wrinkled with no lack of text, appearing to be an "original" fault, as the page is cut badly. Buff dj with edge chips, with small losses, one inch tear top rear panel with wrinkle. Front flap detached but present, fitting well into clear dj protective cover, not price clipped. Dj lightly soiled, spine faded. Seller Inventory # SKU1007982