Mrs. Brassey: A Voyage in the ‘Sunbeam’. Our Home on the Ocean for Eleven Months (1879)


Longmans, Green, & Co.. Leatherbound. Annie Brassey, Baroness Brassey (1839-1887) was an English traveller and writer. This bestselling classic of travel literature describes a yacht journey in 1876-7 around the world, across the south Atlantic, through the Strait of Magellan into the Pacific Ocean, with visits to Tahiti, Hawaii, Japan, and Penang, and then to Ceylon, Aden, and the Red Sea. While the Sunbeam passed through the Suez Canal, the family went overland to Cairo to visit the pyramids, rejoining the party at Alexandria. King Kalākaua of Hawaii later visited her and family in England. xix + 492pp. Frontispiece and many illustrations, folding colour map showing route. Condition: Collectible – Good. Inscribed W. Tangye, probably the mysterious William Henry Tangye (1843-1914). Mild scuffing to contemporary green/red/gilt leather, spine worn and sunned, marbled paper on inside front cover separating at spine. Page edges gilt. 2-inch tear along one of the map folds. ISBN: none. Box MC02

In stock

SKU: mrs-brassey-a-voyage-in-the-sunbeam-our-home-on-the-ocean-for-eleven-months-1879 Category: Tags: , , , , ,


From the library of the archaeologist Arthur ApSimon (1927-2019). Reminiscences and obituaries in Salon (Society of Antiquaries), Mike Pitts’ Digging Deeper, Proceedings of the University of Bristol Spelæological Society, Cornish Archaeology (paywall).

The circa 500 books to be sold will be listed here gradually, and additional photos and details may appear. Updates may be posted on the blog (subscribe to the RSS feed or the mailing list in the right-hand column) and, more probably, on Twitter. Prices will start below market and fall until items sell. Ask Trevor stuff here.

A watercolour of Stonehenge by the young Arthur ApSimon.