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Original red 1/4 pigskin with corner tips on red cloth boards. Faint seal of Anchor Line printed on cover, and catalogue of the library of the steamship, Belgravia, printed on both inside covers. This is number 73 of 85 books in the ship's library. Built at Glasgow by D.& W. Henderson in 1881, she was pressed into service to India. After about 40 sailings, she struck rocks at Sheep's Cove, about half-a-mile inside Black Point, near Saint John, on May 22, 1896. Four tugs couldn't budge her. Passengers and cargo were put ashore, and she was auctioned off where she sat. Captain Laird opined the cause to be misreading of the compass. - Saint John Globe. The photo shows worn edges, and there is a previous owner's name as well as general hand soil. A loving portrait of the princess by her sister, and a most exciting provenance. A welcome gift for any collector of royalty or marine history. 415 pp. with substantial index.
Title: Alice Grand Duchess of Hesse; Princess of Great Britain and Ireland (Belgravia Ship's Library)
Illustrator: Engraved Portraits
Edition: First ( No Additional printings)
Publisher: London, John Murray: 1884
Binding: 1/4 Leather on Cloth Boards
Book Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 003239
Keywords: NOISBN Biography. Royalty. England.