Deluxe limited edition of The Journal of Joseph Banks In The Endeavor, signed by Prince Philip.
Quarto, [two volumes], 616pp; 732pp. Quarter calf with title in gilt on spine over red morocco, raised bands, decorative gilt. Frontispiece portrait in both volumes with tissue covers. Marbled endpapers. all gilt edges. Bound by Zaehnsdorf. In matching brown slipcases, labels on side panels, reinforced bottom seam of slipcase of Volume II. From a limited edition of 500 copies signed by Prince Philip, this being number 344. A beautiful set all around.
Comments: The preface for this work was written by Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, with high praise for the publication. Prince Philip had a lifelong interest in naval history, spurred on by his service in the Royal Navy in World War II.