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Book Description
Octavo. Original beveled green boards. Gilt title on spine and gilt ruled on front board. Original coated brown endpapers. Old ownership inscription on front endpaper. All edges trimmed. Top edge a bit dust soiled. Photographic frontis. Vignette on title page. A touch of light foxing on the first few leaves. A smart copy of a very scarce privately printed title.
Dealer Notes
The author appears to have been from Cornwall and traveled with Fleetwood Sandeman on this round the world journey. Over half the book deals with there trip from New York to San Francisco across the North American Continent. They stopped at Niagara Falls and Canada, Boston, Cincinnati, New Orlean, Texas, Denver, Salt Lake City, San Franciso and Yosemite. The Frontis illustration is of the Yosemite Valley. From there they headed to Japan, Hong Kong, Saigon, Singapore, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Smyrna, Constantinople, Odessa, Moscow and then I assume home. Their travels seemed lively with detailed descriptions of many of the places they visited.

The book appears very scarce with only 8 copies showing up on COPAC. The photographic illustration of Yosemite is very nice. There was a presentation inscription on the reverse of the photo page but the names have been erased.
Author [Borlase, William Copeland]
Date 1878
Pages viii,(2),484 pp

Price: £460.00

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