[Travel sketches by a steamboat passenger].
[Travel sketches by a steamboat passenger].
[Travel sketches by a steamboat passenger].
[Travel sketches by a steamboat passenger].
[Travel sketches by a steamboat passenger].
[Travel sketches by a steamboat passenger].
[Travel sketches by a steamboat passenger].
[Travel sketches by a steamboat passenger].
[Travel sketches by a steamboat passenger].
(Martime Art)

[Travel sketches by a steamboat passenger].

Bayly, W. G. (illus.)

(Ramsgate: (c. 1900). Oblong 48mo. (36)ff. Illustrated with thirty-six fine and accomplished pen-and-ink sketches by W.G. Bayly. The sketches provide a unique glimpse into Bayly's round-trip journey from Ramsgate to the Cape of St. Vincent, Port Said, Aden, the Bay of Biscay, Yangon, and finally Colombo in Sri Lanka. At least one of the illustrations (the tenth) is a copy of another artist's work, the original being held at the Royal Academy of the Arts. Bayly regularly depicts a steamship called "The Duke of Argyll," but it is unknown whether this was the ship the artist took to the other side of the world. A handwritten catalog of the sketches has been tipped in to the front, in which Bayly coyly describes each image and concludes with a note that he is "not quite mad, though you might think so from the above." Bound in leather-backed pebbled cloth boards, with gilt tooling to spine. Spine subtly rebacked, corners slightly bumped, else fine. Item #28068

Price: $650.00

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