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The Cruise of H.M.S. Galatea, Captain H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh, K.G., in 1867-1868.London, W. H. Allen & Co., 1869. 8vo. With a photographic portrait of the Duke of Edinburgh, 8 chromo-lithographed and 4 double-tinted plates, 6 full-page and 6 smaller black-and-white illustrations, and a folding "engraved" lithographed map (34 x 50 cm), mounted on cloth. Contemporary half calf, shell-marbled sides, re-backed and with new endpapers.
Allibone, Crit. Dict. Eng. Lit., p. 1117; Ferguson 12627; Forbes 2846; Mendelssohn II, p. 20; South African Bibliography III, p. 333. An account of a journey around the world including a visit to the British colonies in Australia, New Zealand, India and Hong Kong, conducted by Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh (1844-1900) in 1867 and 1868. In 12 chapters, 8 devoted to the visit to Australia, and with an "amusing and lively" account of an elephant hunt. With a folding world map and a list of officers serving on Prince Alfred's ship, the H.M.S. Galatea. Alfred was the first prince to visit Australia, India and Hong Kong, and the first member of the royal family to visit New Zealand. With the stamp of the York Subscription Library and a 20th-century bookplate of A.R. Michaelis. Binding rubbed. A very good copy. An extensively illustrated account of a royal visit to the British colonies.
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