BRASSEY, Mrs. Anna "Annie". A Voyage In The 'Sunbeam' Our Home on The Ocean for Eleven Months. (NEW EDITION - 1879)
AUTHOR: BRASSEY, Mrs. Anna "Annie"
TITLE: A Voyage In The 'Sunbeam' Our Home on The Ocean for Eleven Months.
PUBLISHER: London: Longmans, Green, & Co., 1879.
DESCRIPTION: NEW EDITION. 1 vol., 7-5/8" x 5-3/8", illustrated. Bound in fine full tortoiseshell calf, covers ruled in gilt, ribbed gilt decorated spine, gilt lettered green morocco spine labels, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, by Riviere.
CONDITION: Hinges fine, head and foot of spine fine, overall VERY GOOD.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The couple had five children together before they traveled aboard their luxury yacht Sunbeam. The yacht was said to have been named after their daughter - Constance Alberta - who was nicknamed Sunbeam; she died of scarlet fever aged four, on 24 January 1873. The golden figurehead of the yacht depicting her is at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, UK.
A Voyage in the Sunbeam, describes their journey round the world in 1876-77 with a complement of 43, including family, friends and crew, ran through many English editions and was translated into at least five other languages.
A collection of Cavalier Poems. Included in it are numerous amorous and drinking songs, poems to mistresses, political satires in favor of Royalists, and a poem entitled, "Ben. Johnsons Sociable Rules for the Apollo."