Sunshine And Storm In The East, or Cruises to Cyprus and …

BRASSEY, Annie, Lady. Sunshine And Storm In The East, or Cruises to Cyprus and Constantinople.

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BRASSEY, Annie, Lady. Sunshine And Storm In The East, or Cruises to Cyprus and Constantinople. London, Longmans, Green & Co.,1880.

8vo. Original pictorial cloth in red, brown and gold, designed and signed in the plate by Gustave Doré, bound by Simson and Renshaw; pp. xx, [2], 448, wood-engraved vignette on title, with wood-engraved frontispiece, eight wood-engraved plates (all with tissue guards) and over 100 wood-engravings in the text, colour-printed folding maps at either end of the volume; apart from slight restorations to hinges and front cover, offsetting from endpapers and maps, a very good copy of an increasingly rare title, especially in the original publisher's binding, ownership inscription of Miss Strickland inside front cover and at top of title-page.
First edition of an account of a classic private luxury cruise of the Mediterranean with a strong focus on the Levant (including Cyprus and Malta) and illustrations of city- and landscapes, street scenes, as well as regional jewellery, written by one of the most prominent women travellers of the Victorian period, Anna "Annie" Brassey (née Allnutt), Baroness Brassey (1839-1887), who had her household and family on board of the Sunbeam and keenly observed societies and cities, collected artefacts and took photos, a large portion of which are now owned by the Huntington Library.

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