Author:ALBERT 'BERTIE' SUMNER LAFONE, Royal Navy, Midshipman

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1879 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT RELIC OF ONE YOUNG MIDSHIPMAN'S FORTUNATE FIRST CRUISE ON A SCIENTIFIC MISSION TO THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS AS HE CLIMBS THE RATLINES TO THE ADMIRALTY

By: ALBERT 'BERTIE' SUMNER LAFONE, Royal Navy, Midshipman

Price: $4,255.99

Publisher: ASEA ABOARD THE HMS TRIUMPH HMS TURQUOISE, 1879

Seller ID: 0002013

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a super, original manuscript relic of naval life and adventure for a young British midshipman and future Admiral named Albert Sumner Lafone during his service and first voyage on H.M.S. Triumph, Flag Ship of the Pacific Squadron, in the years 1879 - 1880. Titled 'Extracts from letters written by to his mother while on his first voyage' the elegant 9 x 7 inch black limp leather covers gilt panelling and marbled endpapers. The 104 pages are fair copies in a secretarial hand or perhaps a scrivener of the intimate descriptive letters to his mother of the future Admiral Lafone while un... View more info