Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory #
Publisher: Vantage Pr
Publication Date: 1999
Book Condition: Good
Edition: 1st Edition.
Book Description Vantage Pr, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. Seller Inventory # mon0000056315
Book Description Vantage Press, New York, 1999. Hardback. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition, First Printing. Fine/NrF. First edition, first printing in d/w not price-clipped. PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, on front endpaper. Inscription reads, 'Thank you for your much/appreciated kindness, (name of recipient)./John Hodges/August 2000'. The author has also SIGNED the 'About the Author' page 'J.Hodges' without dedication or inscription. The Foreward, by Ellen Mary Walker, is SIGNED by her 'E M Walker' without dedication or inscription. This is a fictionalised account of the sinking of the White Star liner RMS 'Titanic' in 1912. Ellen Mary Walker, (1913-2005), was in all probability conceived on board the 'Titanic'. Her father was Henry Samuel Morley, a married man aged 40, her mother was Kate Florence Phillips, 20. Henry was a successful shop-owner, Purveyors of High Class Confectionery, and Kate was a shop-assistant in one of his shops. They were secretly sailing on the 'Titanic' as second class passengers to begin a new life in America, under the names of Mr and Mrs Marshall. Unfortunately, he was one of those lost with the ship. Kate gave birth to Ellen on January 11, 1913. D/w has some slight edge chipping; else a fine copy, in a near fine d/w, of a SCARCE first edition, first printing SIGNED TWICE BY THE AUTHOR AND SIGNED BY ELLEN MARY WALKER. D/w now protected by a detachable, non-adhesive, clear sheaf. 0.0. Signed by Author and Ellen Mary Walker. Seller Inventory # 14570