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A VOYAGE IN THE ‘SUNBEAM’
Brassey, Mrs.

A VOYAGE IN THE ‘SUNBEAM’

Our Home on the Ocean for Eleven Months. Longmans, Green and Co. 1879.
Reissue. xix + 492pp. Frontis., t.p. vignette, profusely ills., folding map. With the ink stamp of ‘Lord Louth Louth Hall’ some very light browning, marbled e.ps., inner gilt dentelles, contemporary tree calf, some surface loss to lower board, dec. gilt spine faded, a.e.g. First published in 1878, and almost immediately reprinted, running to ‘an extraordinary number of editions ...’ Toy 400. ‘A true classic of travel literature.’ ODNB ‘... Their way lay across the south Atlantic, through the Strait of Magellan into the Pacific Ocean, continuing by way of Tahiti, Hawaii, and Japan to Penang and thence to Ceylon, Aden, and the Red Sea. While the Sunbeam passed through the Suez Canal, Annie Brassey and the children went overland to Cairo to visit the pyramids, rejoining the party at Alexandria ...’
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