[West Indies, Slavery, Cuba] The Cruise of the Montauk to Bermuda, The West Indies and Florida
New York: Thomas R. Knox & CO., 1885. A Very Good Hardcover.
Publisher's dark brown cloth with titles stamped in gilt and spine and front stamped decoration in black. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear with frayed spine tips and minor rubs on corners. Endpages renewed. 8vo; 8.5 inches tall; xv, [i], 441 pp. Frontispiece & 15 plates.
A Very Good Hardcover; No Dust Jacket Issued. Item #011035
The Montauk's cruise was from New York to the Caribbean, which set sail February 21, 1884 and returned May 3, 1884 stopping at Bermuda, St. Kitt's, St. Pierre, Martinique, Trinidad, Curacao, Jamaica, Cuba, Havana and Florida.
An interesting amount of sheet music and poetry add to the narrative. Gives very detailed descriptions of social conditions with notes on slavery and the natives in the places visited.
The author was an accomplished stylist including ironic humor, puns and amusing turns of phrase in his narration.
REF: Toy,1057; Morris & Howland, 92; hathitrust; Servies, 8095