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One of the best-illustrated yachting accounts ever published; Lady Brassey's account of the voyages made by her family on the Sunbeam, her husband's 531-ton steam yacht. On this particular journey, subtitled "14,000 Miles in the Sunbeam in 1883", the Brasseys visited Madeira, Trinidad, Jamaica, the Bahamas, Bermuda, and the Azores.
Anna, Lady Brassey (1839-1887) was an English travel writer and philanthropist best known for her vivid accounts of ocean journeys undertaken with her family. Her husband was a Civil Lord of the Admiralty who made many ocean voyages by steam yacht to test this new technology. Anna Brassey's description of these travels led to her becoming a best-selling author.
In 1883 the Brasseys traveled to the Caribbean and back in the Sunbeam. Her account of the voyage, with many delightful illustrations, is vividly written in considerable detail. It mixes exotic descriptions with lively accounts of domestic life on board with her young family and dogs. Inconveniences are made light of, and she relishes new experiences and acquaintances, showing none of the condescension towards foreigners often exhibited by Victorian travelers.
Decorative publisher's pictorial cloth binding, gilt title and vignette of S.S. Sunbeam central to upper board, rest of the boards depict a West Indian island, gilt title to spine; Red and black wood-engraved title-illustration, numerous in-text illustrations, head and tailpieces, and initials, all by G. Pearson and J. Cooper after R.T. Pritchett, one lithographic chart of 'Temperature of Air and Water' and 9 lithographic maps, all by and after Edward Weller, printed in color on India and mounted, 2 of the maps folding; 8vo; 23 cm; 9 inches tall; [2 (inserted limitation l.)], xiv, [2 (maps, verso blank)], 532 pages.
Bindings tight and square. Text clean, Some pages unopened; light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Gift inscription in beautiful 19th-century script. Foxing to the preliminaries. [SalingLatest] [REF: Trove]
Title: In The Trades, The Tropics, & The Roaring Forties [Yachting, West Indes]
Edition: First Edition, First Printing.
Publisher: London, Longmans, Green & Co.: 1885
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Size: 8vo; 23 cm; 9 inches tall;
lb: 3.00 lb
Seller ID: 010189