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12mo. (14.5 x 9.5cm). pp.124. Original blue cloth, blind stamped decoration to upper and lower boards, gilt title to spine, binder's label to rear pastedown. 3 full page wood cut illustrations. Joints rubbed, generally very good. N° de réf. du libraire 50123
Titre : The Loss of the Amazon.
Éditeur : London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. c.
Date d'édition : 1852
Reliure : Hardcover
Description du livre Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London, 1859. Hard Cover. In green embossed hard cover. Title to spine. 124 pp.Four pages of publisher's advertisments. Illustrated with three full page black and white engravings including full page frontispiece.Size 9cm x 14 cm. A good copy with no inscriptions. Very good text and hinges. Covers the loss of wooden steamshipThe Amazon in the bay of Biscay with large loss of life after a fire.104 people lost their lives. N° de réf. du libraire 005535
Description du livre London: S.P.C.K, 1852. 12mo., engraved frontispiece, 124pp., followed by 4pp. of S.P.C.K. advertisements, original cloth embossed in blind and gilt. A very good copy. Probably first edition but one of two printings, both 1852. Of the two issues COPAC finds copies only at BL + Bodleian + Cambridge + Nat. Maritime Mus. 'The Amazon>, a large steamer-sailing ship, left Southampton for Chagres, Panama, on January 2, 1852. Just after midnight the ship caught on fire in the Bay of Biscay, and was completely destroyed. One hundred four passengers and crew were lost out of 162. The cause of the first was never exactly determined, but the engine had been stopped twice so that seawater could be poured on overheated bearings, and there seems little doubt that overheating of a new engine somehow started the fire. The flames spread rapidly and there was some panic; many lives were lost because the ship's boats were secured in iron cradles which were new to crew members and this resulted in dumped passengers and swamped boats. The Amazon> was a wooden ship.'. N° de réf. du libraire 26718