the journal of an English pair-oar expedition through France, Baden, Rhenish Bavaria, Prussia, and Belgium.
by The Captain
London, John W. Parker & Son, 1854.
a delightful, plainly written with lots of practical detail, account of a three man cruise in a pair-oar craft identical to the 'Water Lily' that had recently been rowed on the Rhine and Danube.
The voyage started at Paris and finished at Cologne and the route included sections of the Seine, Yonne, Armancon, Doubs, Rhone and Rhine Canal, and Rhine, with the early and latter parts of the journey being completed by train 1st edition. 8vo. ppvii 156. four leaves of publisher's adverts. folding map and ten etched plates.
good clean condition in the original ribbed and blind decorated green cloth.
light wear and fading to spine. 1854 owner's name to front free end-paper and biro note "from the collection of George Naish 1978" to verso of frontispiece.