Steven's Point: J. Worzallas' Sons, 1912. First Edition. Soft cover. Poor. Item #SHEL478
A Polish language book published in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Illustrated wraps with paper covers missing. 5 3/8" x 7 1/4". Pagination: (3) - 94. Illus. It is very difficult to do the bibliographical research on this volume because it is almost impossible to find any copies. We are not completely sure if we have represented the absolutely correct spelling of the author and publisher. Facing page of this copy says, "1635 OFIAR -- DLACZEGO?" (1635 Victims -- Why?). The back page (94) has a listing of ship disasters, 14 of them, between 1890 & 1905, giving dates, names of vessels, & loss of life. The cheap black & white illustrations in this book are of the ship, the lifeboats, the Carpathia, several passengers & crew members, a map of the North Atlantic, an iceberg, & the music of "Autumn". There is very occasional pencil writing in margins. There are some page edge chips, but only a few. Facing page has a 1 3/4" tear up to the lower staple. Paper is browned, but not brittle, throughout, and has plenty of flexibility. It does require careful handling. Rare.