[TITANIC] LORD, Walter A Night To Remember Longmans, Green & Co, London, 1956.
8vo. Original blue cloth, spine label in black, titled in gilt, decorated endpapers with deck maps, illustrated dust wrapper; pp. 188; a very good copy with a little faint foxing, and past owner inscriptions to reverse front free endpaper, vertical crease to upper panel near spine.
First UK edition. A Night To Remember is the definitive account retelling the sinking of the RMS Titanic, by historian and self-professed Titanic obsessive Walter Lord. In preparation for this book, which was a smash hit worldwide and remains in print to this day, Lord interviewed 63 survivors of the disaster, as well as consulting an array of diaries, articles and correspondence. A film based on the book was released in 1958. Lord also served as a consultant to Canadian film director James Cameron while he was making his film Titanic in 1997.