Narrative of a Yacht Voyage in The Mediterranean 1849-1850 + Photographic Sketches from The Shores of The Mediterranean. TWO VOLUMES IN A SLIP CASE.

WHEELHOUSE, CLAUDIUS GALEN.

Book ID: 2608

ISBN:      1901059456

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4to. Volume I: ‘Narrative of a Yacht Voyage In The Mediterranean 1849-1850’ 253 pp., original hand written text by Wheelhouse on endpapers, index / Volume II: ‘Photographic Sketches From The Shores of The Mediterranean’, 204 pp., frontispiece + 79 duo-tone calotypes by Wheelhouse of which 3 are folding, edited with an introduction and a commentary by Badr El-Hage, cloth in d/w, both volumes fitted in a cloth book case, Folios Limited, London & National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Bradford, first edition, 2006.

Synopsis

Narrative of a Yacht Voyage in the Mediterranean, 1849-1850 is a detailed eyewitness account of the Scottish pioneer calotypist Claudius Galen Wheelhouse (1826-1909) in the form of daily entries of the areas visited by him and the British expedition led by Earl of Lincoln, afterwards fifth Duke of Newcastle and War Minister in 1854. This previously unknown and unique manuscript is printed here for the first time.

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