New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1955. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. 5 5/8 X 8 3/8 Inches. 209 PP. Very Good / Very Good. Item #1096
Stated "First Edition" signed by Walter Lord to friend who is mentioned in the acknowledgements of the book! Signed "For Ralph Whitney, with many, many thanks for all your help and suggestions and holding my hand while I sweated over this book. For more formal thanks - see p. 183! Walter Lord". Accompanied by a laid-in Christmas card signed by Walter Lord to Mr. Whitney with a copy of a book review of this book that Whitney did for the newspapers. Sure enough, page 183 features the printed "thank you" to Ralph Whitney, that Mr. Whitney has apparently underlined in ink.
Original blue and yellow cloth binding with Titanic schematic endpapers. DJ retains original price of $3.50 on front flap. A bit of smudging and foxing. DJ worn a bit at edges and folds. Slight chipping to the head of the spine. Overall, an exceptional association copy from the collection of a man who truly had an influence (according to the printed thank you on page 183) over the content of the book.