Item #23357 The Cruise of the H.M.S. Galatea, Captain H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh, K.G., 1867-1868. Rev. John Milner, Oswald W. Brierly.
The Cruise of the H.M.S. Galatea, Captain H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh, K.G., 1867-1868
The Cruise of the H.M.S. Galatea, Captain H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh, K.G., 1867-1868
The Cruise of the H.M.S. Galatea, Captain H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh, K.G., 1867-1868
The Cruise of the H.M.S. Galatea, Captain H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh, K.G., 1867-1868

The Cruise of the H.M.S. Galatea, Captain H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh, K.G., 1867-1868

London: W.H. Allen and Co., 1869.

First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 9" x 5.75", xii, 487 (1) pp, with a mounted real photograph of the Duke as frontispiece, folding map, 8 chromolithograph plates, 4 tinted wood engraved plates, and additional b/w plates and illustrations in the text. Bound without publisher's ads in three quarter leather and marbled boards, with anchor insignia and other decoration in gilt on spine; top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Rubbing to leather at corner and joiints, with small loss to head of spine. Ownership signature of photographer, filmmaker, and world traveler Merl LaVoy (1886-1953) on the copyright page. Foxing to front flyleaf, frontispiece, and margins of a few plates, but overall clean and sound. Map in fine condition. Publisher's description from the Cambridge University Press edition: "In 1867, Prince Alfred, Queen Victoria's second son, commissioned the Galatea for a voyage around the world which would include the first royal visit to Australia. Stopping along the way in Rio de Janeiro and Cape Town, Alfred was received with great ceremony at each port of call. These visits provided the ship's chaplain John Milner (1822–97) and the artist Oswald Brierly (1817–94) with ample material for this chronicle, published in 1869, which gives background details of each region alongside scenes from the tour, enhanced by illustrations based on Brierly's sketches. The authors drew on various recollections and writings, including a letter from Alfred to his brother describing an elephant hunt in South Africa. The tour was abruptly curtailed in Sydney when a Fenian sympathiser attempted to assassinate the prince, an act which boosted support for the British royal family."

Item #23357

Price: $175.00