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, .
Illustrated with a mounted sepia photo portrait
of H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh.
11 chromolithograph plates.
2 sepia + 5 black & white plates.
1 fold-out map [38 x 55.5 cm].
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.
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