A NIGHT TO REMEMBER

Second impression of the first edition. Signed and dated by the Titanic survivor, Milvina Dean. Original blue cloth lettered in white to a black label on the spine, in the dustwrapper illustrated by Lee Kenyon. Illustrated endpapers showing a plan of the vessel. A very good copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean throughout. The spine tips and lower edges are a little faded, the tips and upper corners a little bumped. The lettering to the spine is rubbed, the page block edges a little toned. Complete with the rubbed and nicked dustwrapper that is a little marked to the rear panel and a touch of faded to the spine. It is otherwise bright and complete. Not price-clipped (16/ net to the lower front flap). A lovely association copy, signed by the last living survivor of the Titanic.

Signed and dated (April 10th, 1999) by Milvena Dean to the upper edge of the title page. Eliza Gladys Millvina Dean (1912-2009) (known as Vera) was, at just two months old, the youngest passenger aboard the disastrous maiden voyage of RMS Titanic which famously set out from Southampton on Wednesday 10 April 1912, sinking five days later after striking an iceberg. Milvena (the name she later used) was also the last living survivor of the disaster. Born in Branscombe, Devon on 2 February 1912 to Bertram Frank Dean (18861912) and Georgette Eva Light (18791975), her brother, Bertram Vere Dean was born in 1910. Milvina's father died on the Titanic, but the rest of the family survived. Walter Lord's minute-by-minute account of the final hours on board the ship is now something of a classic, remaining in print ever since. The book hauntingly appends the names of the ship's passengers, the survivor's names in italics. Milvena (listed as "Vera Dean (infant)") appears italicised along with her mother and brother beneath the unitalicised name of her father.

Stock code: 23261

£350

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