New York: Privately printed by William Edwin Rudge, 1929.
Belanske, William E. First edition, one of 200 specially bound copies from a total edition of 500. Illustrated with photographs and 19 superb full-color plates of fish drawn from life by William E. Belanske. Map endsheets. 1 vols. Folio. Presentation Copy to His Friend William E. Belanske the Illustrator. Original brown lettered morocco spine, covers of handmade paper over boards, t.e.g., others uncut, Spine very faintly toned, else fine. Original board slipcase (some wear and splitting). Item #265820
A lavish account of this celebrated navagation, in a format which would be difficult to duplicate today.
Presentation copy to his friend William E. Belanske, whose watercolors of fish illustrate this volume as well as Vanderbilt’s account of his earlier trip to the Galapagos, “To W.E. Belanske, with the compliments of the author, W.K. Vanderbilt, December 25th, 1929”
With two original photographs:
Charlie “Whale shark” Thompson and “Beachcomber Bill” with some trophies of Ara’s World Cruise of 1928-9
Commodore and Mrs. W.K. Vanderbilt and Crew of the “Alva” at Monte Carlo, Monaco, on completion of world cruise of 1931-32.
Price: $1,250.00 Free International Delivery