Lot 1383: Basil Hall FRAGMENTS OF VOYAGES AND TRAVELS 1850 Antique English Nautical Travel & Exploration Fold-Out Table Textual Figures Spain Bermuda Madeira Battle Of Corunna
October 22, 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Fragments of Voyages and Travels
Author: Basil Hall - Basil Hall, FRS (31 December 1788 – 11 September 1844) was a British naval officer from Scotland, a traveler, and an author. He was the second son of Sir James Hall, 4th Baronet, an eminent man of science. [Courtesy Wikipedia.]
Publisher: Edward Moxon
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/165/160/169 pages
Width: 7" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: An intimate look at shipboard life aboard trans-Atlantic sailing ships in the first half f the 19th century. There are also observations on places visited, including Bermuda, Spain, Madeira, and others, as well as a narrative of the Battle of Corunna and its aftermath.
Condition / Notes: This volume contains series I through III of "a new edition" of this work. The antique volume has been handsomely recased with the original light brown leather boards and a tan leatherette spine with the original leather spine cover (showing stamped gilt lettering/ornamentation and raised bands) laid down. The exterior shows light to moderate rubbing/toning. The binding is solid.
The book has marbled edges and endpapers. The pages show mild age toning and occsaional light foxing. The work is illustrated with several textual figures and one fold-out table.
The volume is protected by a clear mylar dust jacket.
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