Log of the Crescent. Record of a cruise on Biscayne Bay and across the Gulf Stream to Cat Cay and Bemini.

Newark, NJ: The Woodside Press, March 1900.

Price: $6,000.00

About the item

One of seven copies printed, this no. 1 (from the tipped-in limitation leaf printed on blue paper). The author’s own copy with his name and address on front pastedown. Illustrated with 93 original photographs mounted within printed rules, many with neat captions in ink; numerous printed slips and roundels tipped in; map tipped in. Printed limitation leaf and 35 pp. letterpress text, printed rectos only. 1 vols. 8vo. NUMBER ONE OF SEVEN COPIES. Contemporary black morocco grained cloth gilt with a geometric pattern. Front joint repaired, inner hinge cracked. 1908 Christmas card from Arthur Haigh, Cat Cay, Bahamas, tipped to last leaf. Very good. Not in OCLC. Not in Morris & Howland.

Item #352542

Beautiful and whimsical private press work presenting an illustrated account of an idyllic voyage on the yacht Crescent from Florida to the Bahamas. The brothers Hine (Thomas, Edward, and Charles) were keen sailors and later self-published a series of the logs of their vessel the Totem. Though Morris & Howland note the later voyages of the Totem, this vessel and this record are unrecords by them.
Hine was also an excellent amateur photographer, a skill which learned from his father. The log is nicely composed, with maritime views of Miami, Coconut Grove, and Log Key, beach and plantation scenes, local residents, views of the Bahamas and the household of their host, Arthur Haigh of Cat Cay, with the photographs in superior state of preservation.