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29 Aug 2019 16:30 GMT

Rev. John Milner & Oswald. W. Brierly

The Cruise of H.M.S Galatea, Captain H.R.H The Duke of Edinburgh, KG, in 1867-1868

Illustrated by a photograph of H.R.H The Duke of Edinburgh and by chromo-lithographs and Graphotypes from sketches taken on the spot by O. W. Brierly.

Published: W. H. Allen, London, 1869

Edition: First edition

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1 volume. First edition 1869. Bull elephant chromolithograph present.

A record of the Duke's voyage to Australia and his reception there.

Publishers decorative blue covers.

Gilt decorations and vignettes on front cover.

Gilt titles and vignettes to spine.

Colour endpapers. Protective mylar cover. 

xii, 487, [1].

Illustrated with a mounted sepia photo portrait

of H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh.

Dedication page.

11 chromolithograph plates.

2 sepia + 5 black & white plates.

1 fold-out map [38 x 55.5 cm].

Sporadic spotting/foxing.

Account of the circumnavigation, including a visit to the British colonies

in Australia, New Zealand, India and Hong Kong, conducted by Prince Alfred,

Duke of Edinburgh (1844-1900) in 1867 and 1868. Eight of the twelve chapters

are devoted to Australia, thirty pages are on Tristan da Cunha.

"Under the command of the Duke of Edinburgh, the warship Galatea

sailed on a trip around the world, visiting various ports of call. The

vessel landed at Cape Town in August 1867, and, after several

weeks of touring the area, the Duke and his party departed for the

hill and forested country near Knysna to hunt elephant. There is a

lengthy description of an exciting and successful hunt, with several

elephants bagged. Of additional interest are three pages of verse

written by one of the party capturing the essence of the hunt.

Among the illustrations is a wonderful chromolithograph of a bull

elephant charging a line of hunters (Czech, An Annotated

Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books, p.115).

Recorded shipping weight 2000g.

Shipped and insured by recorded delivery.

  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 23 x 15 cm
  • Sold By: West Clare Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Tom Moloney
  • Country: Ireland
  • Email: moloneytom3@gmail.com
  • Telephone: 0657087803
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