By Captain Nilsen
London   Chapman and Hall
7" by 5" vii, 1-133pp.
A very scarce second edition of Captain Nilsen's story of the voyage of the 'Homeward Bound.'
By Captain Nilsen

1887 Leaves from the Log of "Homeward Bound" or Eleven Months at Sea in Open Boat

London   Chapman and Hall
7" by 5" vii, 1-133pp.
A very scarce second edition of Captain Nilsen's story of the voyage of the 'Homeward Bound.'
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Early Edition, Publishers' Original Binding, Very Scarce

The story of eleven months at sea on open boat by Captain Nilsen, with details on the daily log of weather experienced, the distance run, of longitude and latitude by dead reckoning and observations: all details to help the reader understand the difficulties and dangers of the voyage. 

The second edition of this scarce volume. In the original publisher's quarter cloth binding. 

With L Harrison Matthews's signature to the front free endpaper, dated 1921. He was a British zoologist, especially known for his research and writings on marine mammals.

From the library at Julian Park, Hertfordshire, belonging to Audrey Pleydell-Bouverie. Audrey was the youngest daughter of an Anglo-American lumber and steel millionaire, sister to Edward James, a key figure in the Surrealist movement, and the illegitimate granddaughter of King Edward VII.

She was an English socialite known for her beauty and for charming various wealthy men, she was included in The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton. A patron of the arts, she assisted Viscount Carlow financially in the publication of limited editions of numerous works by leading literary figures such as T E Lawrence, James Joyce, Wyndham Lewis, and others. A hedonistic pursuer, she was recognised as one of the 'Bright Young Things'. 



Condition

Amateurly re-backed in paper binding with the original illustrated boards restored, titles handwritten in ink to the spine. Externally sound with some shelf wear and edge wear. Previous ownership signature to the front free endpaper and pastedown, dated 1921 to the front free endpaper. Internally, the binding is split in three to p. 1 only held by two cords, and to p.33. With a minor occasional faint spotting to the occasional leaf, although generally the pages appear very clean and bright throughout.

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