THE LOG OF THE FORTUNA : A Cruise in Chinese Waters.Containing tales of adventure in foreign climes,by sea and by shore.
An excellent copy of an undated early issue, later issues were re-titled " A Cruise in Chinese Waters; Being the log of the Fortuna" Original publishers pictorial cloth and brown coated end- papers Quarto (iv).256pps+undated 16pp publishers catalogue and 51 engravings on wood. Lindley a Royal Navy officer,adventurer, opium smuggler & writer was catured by pirates and held by the Taipings with whom he joined forces and trained in British Army techniques against the Manchus.He was killed in action aged just 33.
Author Captain Augustus F. Lindley [1840-1873]
Publisher London Cassell, Petter and Galpin ND [c1880]
Condition Very Good