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SHIP'S LOGS] - Grant, E[dmund] P[ercy] F[enwick] G[eorge]
Log of HMS Achilles Commanded by Captain E. Kelly / Log of HMS Constance Comd. by Capt. F[rederic] Proby Doughty
At sea, 1884. (12 1/2 x 8 inches). Two titles, the first a stock-printing with manuscript modifications, the second a full-page watercolor, approx. 110pp. of manuscript log records with over 25 watercolor and ink drawings and maps tipped in. Contemporary morocco-backed cloth, ships' names blocked in gilt on upper cover, log-keeper's bookplate to front pastedown. An interesting logbook by an officer on board the HMS Achilles. The first account of the Achilles is quite short and involves E.P.F.G. Grant recording relatively mundane activities such as cleaning and reading prayers aboard the ship between her place of anchor at Alexandria [Egypt] on September 1, 1882 and their subsequent installment at Chatham Dockyard [Kent, England] on October 6th. In the next section, Grant begins documenting the daily details of his longer and more exciting service aboard the newly-commissioned corvette Constance. The log begins at Chatham on October 7th, 1882 and ends as the ship is moored at Constance Cove, Vancouver with the last entry of June 7th, 1884. Under Captain Frederic Proby Doughty, Constance voyaged across the Atlantic, rounded South America and then spent time in Hawaii and other parts of the Pacific. The hand-drawn charts throughout offer a visual connection to Grant's meticulous logs. Each display Constance's tracking: Plymouth to Madeira December 20th-28th, 1882; Madeira to Cape Verde Islands December 29th, 1882-January 5th, 1883; Cape Verde Islands to Montevideo, Uruguay January 7th-February 3rd, 1883; Montevideo to Sandy Point, Chile February 8th-16th; Sandy Point to Coquim … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA) [New York, NY, U.S.A.]

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