First American edition of In the Trades, the Tropics, & the Roaring Forties by Lady Annie Brassey.
Octavo, xiv, 532pp. Gray cloth, title in gilt on spine, decorative illustrations in gilt and color on covers. Light sunning to spine, some toning and loss of color. Complete with fold-out map and 8 full-page color plates. Solid text block, free of any marks or notable wear. Bookseller’s label on front pastedown endpaper, previous ownership notation in pencil on front free endpaper.
Lady Brassey (1839-1887) was a world traveler and author. Her best-selling work, A Voyage in the ‘Sunbeam,’ Our Home on the Ocean for Eleven Months chronicles her family’s voyage around the world. She wrote six books in total, including: The Flight of the “Meteor,” 1869?71 (1872), A Cruise in the “Eothen,” 1872 (1873), A Voyage in the ‘Sunbeam,’ Our Home on the Ocean for Eleven Months (1878), Sunshine and Storm in the East, or Cruises to Cyprus and Constantinople (1880), In the Trades, the Tropics, & the Roaring Forties (1885) and The Last Voyage, to India and Australia, in the ‘Sunbeam.’ (1889).