26th Apr, 2016 11:00


  Lot 51


HRH the Duke of Edinburgh KG (Alfred

HRH the Duke of Edinburgh KG (Alfred, Captain of HMS Galatea):
1. The Holy Bible: Old and New Testaments; Plus: the Book of Common Prayer, two volumes. Eyre and Spottiswoode, nd, folio. Both volumes inscribed to Rev. J Milner in remembrance of HMS Galatea, 1 June 1871, and signed: Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and also the captain of HMS Galatea. (Milner nursed the Duke to health after he was shot in the back by a Fenian (a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood) on 10 March 1868, during an official visit to Sydney, NSWales). Both volumes are bound in full morocco with brass mounts, decoration and clasps; housed in a two tier velvet lined full leather box. VG+;
2. Milner, Rev. John and Brierly, Oswald W: The Cruise of HMS Galatea, Captain HRH the Duke of Edinburgh KG in 1867-1868. WH Allen and Co., 1869, 1st edn. with a frontis portrait of Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, a large folding map and 17 plates (12 coloured), plus illustrations. ppxii, 487, (i), 24(publishers catalogue). Original cloth gilt, rebacked preserving original spine; the folding map torn (without loss); few damp stains and the odd tear (2)

Sold for £400



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Auction: BOOKS AND MAPS, 26th Apr, 2016

25 April 2016 9.00am - 5.00pm
26 April 2016 from 9.00am

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