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A MIDSHIPMAN'S LOG BOOK COMPILED ON BOARD H.M.S. NILE, 15TH JANUARY 1893 TO 15TH MAY 1895
kept by A.B. Humphrey and comprising 192 pages liberally illustrated with 54 pen, ink and watercolour maps, charts and technical illustrations, half calf, spine gilt in compartments, folio -- 13 x 8in (33 x 20.5cm.), volume printed by Waterlow & Sons, 1890; together with a Legion of Honour Chevalier class awarded to Mr Humphrey for services in the Great War, and the accompanying certificate.
Inscription on an endpaper 'This is to notify that Mr Alfred B. Humphrey, Naval Cadet joined the H.M.S. Nile his first seagoing ship the 12th February 1893', G.W. Noel, Captain. The Nile, with lengthy stays in Malta and Gibraltar, spent most of the two years in the Aegean and Ionian Seas performing mostly routine duties, before returning, via Vigo, to Chatham. The illustrations are of superior quality.
Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Hesperus'), Tue, 30th Apr 2019
Pictures and Naval - 1-61
Sailor Art - 65-97
Shipwreck and East India Co. - 100-125
Collectables inc. Rowing, Liner and Fittings - 128-167
Ship Models - 250-287
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