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Lot 1353: John Milner / Oswald Walters Brierly THE CRUISE OF H M S GALATEA 1869 Antique Nautical History Chromolithograph Plates Decorative Binding
by National Book Auctions
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: The Cruise of H. M. S. Galatea, Captain H. R. H. the Duke of Edinburgh, K. G., in 1867-1868
Author: John Milner , Oswald W. Brierly - Sir Oswald Walters Brierly was an English marine painter.
Publisher: W. H. Allen and Co.
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 487 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: From the preface: "The Cruise of the 'Galatea'" being simply intended to preserve a record of the principal events connected with the visit of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh to the Australian Colonies, and of his reception there, such an account cannot have the freedom of a private journal of travel, but must necessarily partake more of the character of a "chronicle;" and as the events of the Duke's pr\ogress constantly repeated themselves, a certain amount of repetition in the description of them is unavoidable.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in half leather with marbled paper-covered boards, five raised bands, and gilt lettering and decoration to the spine. The exterior shows minor rubbing, and one leather panel on the rear cover has been replaced with cloth. The binding is cracked at the front hinge. This volume is foxed at the blank pages at the front and rear, but is otherwise clean and bright internally. This work is richly illustrated with black and white and chromolithograph plates, as well as a well-preserved fold-out map at the rear.
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