First edition of Revered Chester D. Berry’s Loss of the Sultana from 1892.
Twelvemo, 426pp. Brown cloth, title in gilt on spine and front cover. Frontispiece portrait of the steamboat Sultana. Ownership inscription on front endpaper. Stable text block, clean text.
Comments: The loss of the steamboat Sultana near Memphis, Tennessee remains the single deadliest maritime disaster in United States history. It was largely overshadowed in history by the assassination of Abraham Lincoln a few weeks before.