Wed, 31st Oct 2012 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Cochrane)

 
  Lot 116
 

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TWO MID 19TH-CENTURY MERCHANT MIDSHIPMAN'S...

TWO MID 19TH-CENTURY MERCHANT MIDSHIPMAN'S LOGS BETWEEN LIVERPOOL AND ALEXANDRIA
kept by Benjamin Phillips in a fine clear hand. First volume: first half has a lengthy description complementing the log kept in the second half for a return voyage aboard the barque Fairfield from Liverpool-Alexandria between February-August 1847 during which the author records sighting slave ships and their cargoes:July 9th: The Barque Clarendon came in 11A.M. from Sera la Own [sic] with 260 Africans on board. I went to Church this afternoon...; July 11th ..Sent the Holly Bush ashore she brought off a cargo of blacks to the Barque Clarendon..; Second volume: autographed on fly for October 1846, the first half given over to exercises, the latter half records a voyage aboard the barque Napan Belle from Liverpool to Alexandria commencing January 1850 and the return from 17th May to 5th July, the last few pages filled with poetry, each bound between marbled quarter-calf boards (partially disbound) -- 8 x 6¾in. (20 x 17cm.)
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Sold for £744
Estimated at £400 - £600

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
spines worn/weak, first partially disbound; paper strong and in good condition.

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TWO MID 19TH-CENTURY MERCHANT MIDSHIPMAN'S LOGS BETWEEN LIVERPOOL AND ALEXANDRIA
kept by Benjamin Phillips in a fine clear hand. First volume: first half has a lengthy description complementing the log kept in the second half for a return voyage aboard the barque Fairfield from Liverpool-Alexandria between February-August 1847 during which the author records sighting slave ships and their cargoes:July 9th: The Barque Clarendon came in 11A.M. from Sera la Own [sic] with 260 Africans on board. I went to Church this afternoon...; July 11th ..Sent the Holly Bush ashore she brought off a cargo of blacks to the Barque Clarendon..; Second volume: autographed on fly for October 1846, the first half given over to exercises, the latter half records a voyage aboard the barque Napan Belle from Liverpool to Alexandria commencing January 1850 and the return from 17th May to 5th July, the last few pages filled with poetry, each bound between marbled quarter-calf boards (partially disbound) -- 8 x 6¾in. (20 x 17cm.)
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