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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$216
Estimate:
$150 - $250

Title:
From the Tropics to the North Sea, Including Sketches of Colonial Life; Five Years in the Seychelles, Gordon's Garden of Eden; with an Interlie at the Falklands in the South Pacific; followed by Promotion to Heligoland, the Gem of the North Sea

Author:
Barkly, Fanny A.

Place:
London

Publisher:
Roxburghe Press

Date:
[1890]

Description:
[8], 252 pp. With 11 plates from photographs & other sources. 7½x5, original cloth decorated & lettered in silver. First Edition. Entertaining experiences of a Victorian lady in far-flung lands. Fanny Barkly was the daughter of a Bishop of Mauritius and the daughter-in-law of Sir Henry Barkly, who had been Governor of Mauritius. Her husband had served as his father's private secretary, and later was appointed Chief Commissioner in the Seychelles. He was made Governor of Heligoland, the minute island off the coast of Germany, for the last two years before its cession to Germany. Mrs. Barkly also wrote "Among the Boers and Basutos." This copy with newsclippings and a few illustrations mounted on the endpapers and flyleaves, and the back of the dedication-page.

Lot Amendments

Condition:
Some fading to spine, leaning a bit; hinges cracking within, else very good.


 
Item number:
120686
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