The Last Voyage to India and Australia, in the 'Sunbeam' by the Late Lady Brassey 1889 First Edition Very Good

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1889, First Edition published posthumously with facsimile signature of the author, Annie Brassey, the wife of the Captain of the Sunbeam. Diary of her final voyage 1886-1887, edited by her friend M.A. Broome, with contributions from Lord Brassey - an extraordinary, detailed & intimate tale. Illustrations by R.T. Pritchett. Navy binding with gilt titles to spine & gilt rulings to front board with "AB" gilt stamp to front board. Gilt to top edge. First fold-out coloured map, shows the Track of the Yacht "Sunbeam" from Nov 1886 to Dec 1887 [see photo]. Second fold-out shows the route around India & the Bay of Bengal - excellent condition. Frontis of The Sunbeam, Christmas Day 1886 - 20 full page illustrations - plus approx 200 other wood engravings within the text, by Whymper, Cooper & Pearson. Binding strong & clean. Not ex-lib, no loose pages, not foxed. Touch rubbing/wear to boards/spine. Inscription by original owner. 490 pp.

Author: Brassey, Lady
Illustrated By: Pritchett, R.T.; Whymper, Edward; Cooper, J.D.; Pearson, G.
Published: 1889 Longmans, Green, and Co, New York: 15 East 16th Street London
Edition: First edition
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good

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