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Down the Stream of Civilization : Wordsworth Donisthorpe : Mediterranean Cruise Steam Ship 1898

Down the Stream of Civilization : Wordsworth Donisthorpe : Mediterranean Cruise Steam Ship 1898

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Down the Stream of Civilization

By Wordsworth Donisthorpe

Published by George Newnes, London, 1898. First Edition. Hardback, 8vo, decorative cloth binding, pp.330. With one hundred and eight illustrations. Only one copy recorded at WorldCat.

Autobiographical account of a gentlemanly adventure and exploration of historical civilisations on the steam ship 'Maria'. One hundred and eight b/w photographs, illustrate the text, which is written in a humourous style.

A wry wit and friendly banter sets the tone for the expedition, with members of 'The Committee' or 'Dramatis Personae' described as: Com.- The Commodore of the S.Y.'Maria' / Len (Len's lens took many of the photographs)- Hon. Sec. of the B.Y.C.,Jus-a Literary Failure, Clare-a Young Varsity Man, Cassius-A Rich Banker, Orlando- A Wily Warrior, Rit-The Legal Luminary, and Jacko- A Midshipmate (and Monkey.)  Only one copy recorded at WorldCat.

CONDITION

A very good first edition of this scarce travel title. The cloth binding is in good condition. Endpapers good. Front endpaper has name written. All contents present and pages very clean throughout. overall a very good first edition.
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