RAISE THE TITANIC! INSCRIBED BY CLIVE CUSSLER WITH DRAWING OF THE ILL-FATED SHIP
CUSSLER, Clive. Raise the Titanic! New York: Viking, (1976). Octavo, original half green cloth, original dust jacket. $900.
First edition of Cussler’s bestselling thriller, the third in his Dirk Pitt adventure series, boldly inscribed by the author on the title page with his sketch of the Titanic sinking and his inscription, “Get it up! Clive Cussler.”
"Cussler is often compared to Tom Clancy, since [Cussler's] Dirk Pitt, like Clancy's Jack Ryan, draws a government check and performs his miracles on or under water… but Cussler's true links are with Alistair MacLean, Mickey Spillane and, especially, Ian Fleming. Dirk Pitt shares James Bond's thirst for booze, cars and babes, and his habit of cheating death while saving the world… In 1979 [Cussler] used his Raise the Titanic! millions to begin traveling the world in search of shipwrecks… 'There is a piece of me in Dirk Pitt, and a slice of him in me," Cussler said (New York Times).
Interior fine; light toning to book extremities. Light edge wear to extremities of bright dust jacket with tape repair to verso. A near-fine inscribed copy.