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Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Hibernia')

 
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Lot 81 - OMMANNEY, ERASMUS AUSTIN, VARIOUS DOCUMENTS...

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OMMANNEY, ERASMUS AUSTIN, VARIOUS DOCUMENTS...

OMMANNEY, ERASMUS AUSTIN, VARIOUS DOCUMENTS CHARTING HIS NAVAL SERVICE FROM 1863-1887 before he became vicar of Southsea (1892-1915), NOVEMBER 1869-MAY 1887
with a portrait photograph of his father Erasmus Ommanney, the celebrated Arctic explorer. Five typed sheets and four vol., various sizes
(A lot)

Sailed first for the Caribbean and then sailed up and down the American littoral from Canada to Chile (and a short stay in Hawaii) including a short stop in the Galapagos where they dined on duck and iguana. At St Helena he visited Napoleon's tomb and then returned to Plymouth via Ascension Island, Maderia and Vigo. On his holidays he visited the battle grounds of the Franco Prussian War and spent some time in the Tyrol. On his return he was promoted to lieutenant and in H.M.S. Rover he revisited the Caribbean where he visited, inter alia, Haiti (a good description), Cuba and Bermuda.

Other volumes deal mostly with Ommanney's devotions and his 'Manual of Devotions for General Use for Naval Officers' and a vellum wallet binding with his name (blank).

Sold for £124
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(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


 
OMMANNEY, ERASMUS AUSTIN, VARIOUS DOCUMENTS CHARTING HIS NAVAL SERVICE FROM 1863-1887 before he became vicar of Southsea (1892-1915), NOVEMBER 1869-MAY 1887
with a portrait photograph of his father Erasmus Ommanney, the celebrated Arctic explorer. Five typed sheets and four vol., various sizes
(A lot)

Sailed first for the Caribbean and then sailed up and down the American littoral from Canada to Chile (and a short stay in Hawaii) including a short stop in the Galapagos where they dined on duck and iguana. At St Helena he visited Napoleon's tomb and then returned to Plymouth via Ascension Island, Maderia and Vigo. On his holidays he visited the battle grounds of the Franco Prussian War and spent some time in the Tyrol. On his return he was promoted to lieutenant and in H.M.S. Rover he revisited the Caribbean where he visited, inter alia, Haiti (a good description), Cuba and Bermuda.

Other volumes deal mostly with Ommanney's devotions and his 'Manual of Devotions for General Use for Naval Officers' and a vellum wallet binding with his name (blank).