London. 1886. Two volumes. xxviii,675;xii,803pp. including several in- text maps, charts and illustrations, plus fifteen plates (including frontispiece in second volume) and a folding colored map. Thick octavo. Original pictorial gilt cloth, spines gilt, skillfully rebacked with original backstrips laid down. A few scattered light fox marks. Very good, partially unopened. Item #WRCAM30260
These volumes compile the notebooks kept by Queen Victoria's grandsons, Prince Albert Victor and Prince George of Wales, on a round-the-world cruise from 1879 to 1882. The voyage took them from Portsmouth to Gibraltar, across the Atlantic to the West Indies, and then around the Cape of Good Hope to Australia and Fiji. From there they visited Japan and China before going to Egypt and Palestine via the Suez Canal on their return. There are several smaller maps of the route, as well as plans of various cities. The book also includes a list of the ship's officers and a schedule of the daily routine on board. John Dalton was chaplain on the cruise.