J. Murray & W. Lane, London, 1791
‘A Narrative of the Loss of the Grosvenor East Indiaman, which was unfortunately wrecked upon the Coast of Caffraria, somewhere between the 27th and 32nd Degrees of Southern Latitude, on the 4th of August, 1782, compiled from the examination of John Hynes, one of the Unfortunate Survivors.’
Half leather contemporary binding. Pp. 174. Copper plate engravings -
fold-out opp p5, single page opp p123. Spine sunned and hinges beginning. Original plates removed. Two photocopies of
Le Vaillant engravings (Caffre man and woman) tipped in!
Osaka Shosen Kaisha, USA, 1931
Very Good/No Jacket
Hardcover, 1st Edition
Heavy quarto, red cloth with leather embossed texture, heavily stamped decoration to front, top & bottom edges gilt, map frontispiece, illustrated throughout with coloured maps and plates/photographs, pp. 780. A-Z of World ports including all principal South African facilities.
The 1930-31 edition or 17th annual edition with many period advertisements. Previous owner’s name ffep.
Longmans, Green and Co., London, 1953
Hardcover, First Edition
Blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine in a simple dw, illustrated throughout in colour and black/white, octavo, pp. xvii & 392.Definitve history of the famous shipping line.
Dw price clipped, age darkened spine, 70mm tear over bottom front joint and a small hole toward bottom of spine. The book has foxed end papers & prelims and edges, previous owner’s inscription ffep.