BRASSEY, Mrs. Anna "Annie". The Last Voyage To India and Australia In The "Sunbeam" By the Late Lady Brassey. (FIRST EDITION - 1889)
AUTHOR: BRASSEY, Mrs. Anna "Annie"
TITLE: The Last Voyage To India and Australia In The "Sunbeam" By the Late Lady Brassey.
PUBLISHER: London: Longmans, Green, & Co., 1889.
DESCRIPTION: FIRST EDITION. 1 vol., 8-5/8" x 5-7/8", 20 full-page lithographed plates, numerous wood-engraved illustrations in text, and 2 folding maps. Bound in 3/4 brown morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, top edge gilt, others uncut, by Worsfold.
CONDITION: Inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spine fine.
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.