Tue, 10th May 2016 12:00

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

 
  Lot 89
 

89

A PAIR OF MIDSHIPMAN'S LOG BOOKS,...

A PAIR OF MIDSHIPMAN'S LOG BOOKS, 1906-1909
kept by H.S. Hornby aboard H.M.Ships Drake 15 September 1906-30 April 1907; Formidable 1 June 1907-17 August 1908; and Bulwark 18 August 1908-15 November 1909, written in a clear hand with good daily descriptions of activities undertaken by author and crew and copious pasted technical watercolours and charts, occasional officer signature, bound with blue leather boards with gilt titles and full page photographs of Formidable pasted on fly leafs -- 12½ x 8¼in. (31.5 x 21cm.)
(2, a pair)

Drake was a second class cruiser of 1901, torpedoed 1917; Formidable was a battleship of 1898 torpedoed 1915; and Bulwark was a battleship of 1899, which unaccountably blew up at the quayside in 1914. Hugh Stanton Hornby (1890-1916) was a fine all-round athlete and sportsman. Having completed his training, he became a submariner and was serving aboard H.M.Submarine C.26 when he suffered a freak accident diving into the water from a wet platform on H.M.S. Arrogant and died of internal injuries three days later. His funeral was attended by several senior officers, including a representative of Vice-Admiral Sir Reginald Bacon, founder of the submarine corps.

Sold for £744
Estimated at £500 - £800

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition report
spines weak, covers scuffed, pages a little yellowed and one is detached, watercolours in good order generally and bindings remain strong at time of writing.

We are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of this property. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Charles Miller Ltd is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD “AS IS” IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.

 
A PAIR OF MIDSHIPMAN'S LOG BOOKS, 1906-1909
kept by H.S. Hornby aboard H.M.Ships Drake 15 September 1906-30 April 1907; Formidable 1 June 1907-17 August 1908; and Bulwark 18 August 1908-15 November 1909, written in a clear hand with good daily descriptions of activities undertaken by author and crew and copious pasted technical watercolours and charts, occasional officer signature, bound with blue leather boards with gilt titles and full page photographs of Formidable pasted on fly leafs -- 12½ x 8¼in. (31.5 x 21cm.)
(2, a pair)

Drake was a second class cruiser of 1901, torpedoed 1917; Formidable was a battleship of 1898 torpedoed 1915; and Bulwark was a battleship of 1899, which unaccountably blew up at the quayside in 1914. Hugh Stanton Hornby (1890-1916) was a fine all-round athlete and sportsman. Having completed his training, he became a submariner and was serving aboard H.M.Submarine C.26 when he suffered a freak accident diving into the water from a wet platform on H.M.S. Arrogant and died of internal injuries three days later. His funeral was attended by several senior officers, including a representative of Vice-Admiral Sir Reginald Bacon, founder of the submarine corps.