The Story of George Crowninshield’s Yacht Cleopatra’s Barge on A Voyage of Pleasure to the Western Islands and the Mediterranean 1816-1817. Compiled from Journals, Letters, and Log-Book.

Boston: Privately Printed by the Merrymount Press, 1913.

Price: $250.00

About the item

First edition, one of 500 copies. 33 illustrations and facsimiles (6 folding) and 6 plans; illustrated endpapers by W.A. Dwiggins. xii, [ii], 259, [1]pp. 1 vols. 4to. Original red cloth, bordered and lettered in gilt. Toy, 512.

Item #353959

A handsome compilation of "facts and documents rather than a continuous and interrupted story" (preface). The account of the voyage itself was compiled from the log book, as well as letters and journals.

[WITH:] An autograph letters signed by Francis A. Crowninshield to Peggy, laid in.