Brassey, Annie. THE LAST VOYAGE. 1887. First Edition; pp. [ii], xxiv, 490; 2 folding coloured maps, 20 fine tinted plates, numerous tinted illustrations and wood engravings in text, index; original cloth, gilt (slightly marked); top edge gilt, others uncut; a very good copy; scarce. London; Longmans, Green, and Co.; 1889.
***Ferguson 7361. Published posthumously, this copy is poignantly inscribed to Sir William Robinson, In Memoriam, and signed by Lord Brassey. Lady Brassey died on this voyage and was buried at sea on 14th September 1887. This work was compiled from her journals by M. A. Broome and covers her journey from India to Ceylon, Labuan, Brunei, Borneo and the Celebes, then to Australia (which the "Sunbeam" circumnavigated). Following Lady Brassey's death off the north-west coast of Australia, the "Sunbeam" returned to Portsmouth via Cape Town. The full-page plates and the headings to the chapters are printed in "monotone" by E. Nister of Nuremberg and the wood engravings were executed by Edward Whymper J. D. Cooper and G. Pearson. #64110
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