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The Log Of The Fortuna: A Cruise on Chinese Waters. Containing Tales of Adventure in Foreign Climes, by Sea and by Shore. By Captain Augustus F. Lindley, Author of Ti-Ping-Tien-Kwoh The History of the Ti-Ping Revolution Theodores Case &c, &c. 9 by 7 – 256 pages, 16pp of publishers ads to rear, publishers original purple cloth boards, gilt decorative illustrations to front board, gilt title to front board and spine,
A rare book of tall seafaring tales with wonderful illustrations. The Log contains the following tales: The Schooner Skippers Yarn; The Merchants Yarn; My First Yarn; The Doctors Yarn; My Own Yarn; The Yarn of the mate out of a Berth; The Schooner Skippers Second Yarn. List of illustrations: 1 Shanghai; 2 The Fortuna at Shanghai; 3 Creek where the Crew were found; 4 Part of French Concession, at Woo Sung; 5 Our Lowder and his Wife at Opium; 6 The Fortuna ashore; 7 Spinning our Yarns; 8 The Queen Mary ; 9 Bush Island and Mouth of the Yang-tse-Kiang; 10
Pawn-Pein-Shan, or the Split Hill ; 11 Se-she; 12 Se-she comes to warn us; 13 The Last Resting-Place of Frank and Se-she; 14 Cha-Pu Bay; 15 We drifted on ; 16 The Gendarmes; 17 Adele; 18 The Assassins; 19 Eli Boggs; 20 Friday ; 21 The Ghost on board the Imogene ; 22 The Creek I discovered; 23 Shooting Rice-birds; 24 Where the Doctor passed the previous Night; 25 A Dance for Life; 26 Entrance of the Bushrangers; 27 Coopers Creek; 28 The Bush Path; 28 The Rice-Planters; 29 The Small Foot naked, and in its shoe; 30 The Old Fisherman; 31 The Rebel Chief; 32 The Bay; 33 A Female Rebel Officer; 34 The Last Search for Traces of the Wreck; 35 Our Position on the River; 36 Princess Wan-Mei; 37 Swatow; 38 Mouth of the Creek; 39 View on the Creek; 40 The River Yu-Yaou; 41 Our Fishing; 42 The Strange Sail off Madagascar; 43 Repulse of the Black Pirate; 44 The Last Headland; 45 The Lighthouse off Taganrog; 46 The Greek Captain; 47 The Xebec in hiding; 48 The Lighthouse Keepers Daughter; 49 The Last of the Mud-bank Profusely filled with superb engraved illustrations. CONDITION The binding is tight but the inner hinge is strained, though still firm. There is a fair amount of rubbing to the extremities. Internally the book is very clean and bright internally.