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Auction archive: Lot number 236

A Voyage Round the World. First published in 1795, reissued with a commentary by Gavin Fry of The Australian Maritime Museum. Dedicated with permission to Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales [i.e. Princess Dianna

Estimate
US$400 - US$600
Price realised:
US$300
Auction archive: Lot number 236

A Voyage Round the World. First published in 1795, reissued with a commentary by Gavin Fry of The Australian Maritime Museum. Dedicated with permission to Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales [i.e. Princess Dianna

Estimate
US$400 - US$600
Price realised:
US$300
Beschreibung:

Title: A Voyage Round the World. First published in 1795, reissued with a commentary by Gavin Fry of The Australian Maritime Museum. Dedicated with permission to Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales [i.e. Princess Dianna] Author: Parker, Mary Ann Place: Sydney, Australia Publisher: Hordern House Date: 1991 Description: [34]. xxii, 149 pp. 21.2x13.5 cm. (8¼x5¼"), full dark tan calf, folding cloth case. No. 10 of 75 deluxe copies so-bound, from a total run of 750 copies. As Fry in his introduction notes, "Just three years after the landing of the first fleet at Sydney Cove Mary Ann Parker became Australia's first tourist (in 1791). Her journal of the voyage out and back, A Voyage Around the World in the Gorgon Man of War, is the first account of the new colony to be published by a woman... A route which took Gorgon to Capetown, Port Jackson, Norfolk Island, round the Horn to Capetown again and back to England was certainly no pleasure cruise... For Mary Ann Parker with two young children left at home, it was an opportunity to expand her already broad horizons. Her narrative makes clear that she relished the adventure, delighting in discovering new sights and meeting new people, dwelling only briefly on the effects of storms and gales which, as Parker's log details, plagued much of their voyage. Her fortitude at sea on the 'very favourable but boisterous passage' is all the more remarkable when the reader learns at the very end of the book that she had been pregnant for the long return voyage, conceiving while at Port Jackson and giving birth to a son just days after returning to England..." Lot Amendments Condition: A few indents to cover of cloth case; volume fine. Item number: 233829

Auction archive: Lot number 236
Auction:
Datum:
11 Apr 2013
Auction house:
PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
[email protected]
+1 (0)415 9892665
+1 (0)415 9891664
Beschreibung:

Title: A Voyage Round the World. First published in 1795, reissued with a commentary by Gavin Fry of The Australian Maritime Museum. Dedicated with permission to Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales [i.e. Princess Dianna] Author: Parker, Mary Ann Place: Sydney, Australia Publisher: Hordern House Date: 1991 Description: [34]. xxii, 149 pp. 21.2x13.5 cm. (8¼x5¼"), full dark tan calf, folding cloth case. No. 10 of 75 deluxe copies so-bound, from a total run of 750 copies. As Fry in his introduction notes, "Just three years after the landing of the first fleet at Sydney Cove Mary Ann Parker became Australia's first tourist (in 1791). Her journal of the voyage out and back, A Voyage Around the World in the Gorgon Man of War, is the first account of the new colony to be published by a woman... A route which took Gorgon to Capetown, Port Jackson, Norfolk Island, round the Horn to Capetown again and back to England was certainly no pleasure cruise... For Mary Ann Parker with two young children left at home, it was an opportunity to expand her already broad horizons. Her narrative makes clear that she relished the adventure, delighting in discovering new sights and meeting new people, dwelling only briefly on the effects of storms and gales which, as Parker's log details, plagued much of their voyage. Her fortitude at sea on the 'very favourable but boisterous passage' is all the more remarkable when the reader learns at the very end of the book that she had been pregnant for the long return voyage, conceiving while at Port Jackson and giving birth to a son just days after returning to England..." Lot Amendments Condition: A few indents to cover of cloth case; volume fine. Item number: 233829

Auction archive: Lot number 236
Auction:
Datum:
11 Apr 2013
Auction house:
PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
[email protected]
+1 (0)415 9892665
+1 (0)415 9891664
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