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 with 66 images, large foldout map in rear. 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.
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."