1878 A Voyage in the Sunbeam: Our Home on the Ocean for Eleven Months
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Early Edition, Folding Plates, Illustrated, Leather Binding, Rebound
The first edition of this popular work.
Narrating of fascinating voyages and naval experiences with the "Sunbeam" RYS, a British luxury yacht that became famous after Annie Brassey's first publication of this book in 1878, sharing her adventures during a world cruise. Voyaging through Madeira, Tenerife, Palma, Rio de Janeiro, Pampas, Santiago, Tahiti, Hawaii, &c.
Written by the Sunbeam's owner's wife Lady Brassey, her most popular book.
Illustrated with frontispiece, seven coloured maps and plans, of which three folding, eight full page plates, and numerous illustrations in text. Collated, complete.
Rebound in full calf with five raised bands, gilt to edges, gilt tooling to spine. Externally with shelf wear, cracked along front joint, board holding firm, head of back strip lifting slightly, minor cracking along rear joint, boards lightly marked. Internally, firmly bound. Pages generally clean with spotting to occasional leaf, particularly leaves of plates.
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