Aux Indes et en Australie dans le yacht le "Sunbeam"…. Lady Anne BRASSEY.
Aux Indes et en Australie dans le yacht le "Sunbeam"…
Aux Indes et en Australie dans le yacht le "Sunbeam"…
Aux Indes et en Australie dans le yacht le "Sunbeam"…
Aux Indes et en Australie dans le yacht le "Sunbeam"…
Aux Indes et en Australie dans le yacht le "Sunbeam"…

Aux Indes et en Australie dans le yacht le "Sunbeam"…
Aux Indes et en Australie dans le yacht le "Sunbeam"…

Tours: Alfred Mame et fils, 1893.

Quarto, with many illustrations, some taken from photographs, gilt edges, in the original ornately pictorial cloth, with pretty decoration in silver and gilt.

Fine copy of the first French edition, which puts the English edition of 1890 quite in the shade. It is scarce - and is not in fact recorded by Ferguson - although almost half the book is devoted to the Australian portion of the voyage.

Fine copy of the first French edition, which puts the English edition of 1890 quite in the shade. It is scarce - and is not in fact recorded by Ferguson - although almost half the book is devoted to the Australian portion of the voyage.

Lord and Lady Brassey made several cruises around the world in their yacht Sunbeam. Lady Brassey's account of their earlier voyage published in 1879 was very popular and went through numerous editions. Her last voyage was undertaken in 1886-7: she died before the cruise was completed and her grieving husband completed her work for publication. He later authorised this French version, which was translated by Gaston Bonnefont.

The many fine plates and illustrations are after designs by R.T. Pritchett, and engraved by Whymper, Cooper and Pearson. There are almost too many to comment on - more than 200 in total - but the work is particularly rich with nautical scenes, as well as charming vignettes ranging from street scenes to details of Australian and Pacific natural history.

Not in Ferguson.

Price (AUD): $1,850.00  other currencies Ref: #3807769

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