Our Cruise in the Undine: The Journal of an English Pair-Oar Expedition Through France, Baden, Rhenish Bavaria, Prussia, and Belgium, by The Captain. The etchings by one of ourselves. - Edmund George Harvey 1854 - John W. Parker and Son, London - First Edition A rare work. The Cruise was ‘a three-week expedition of 1,000 miles up the Seine, etc., to the Rhine below Basle; down the Rhine to Cologne; by train (with the Undine on board) from Cologne to Bruges, where the boat was stored for the winter. The voyagers, who are known throughout the book as The Professor, The Captain, and The Doctor, showed remarkable tolerance for the outlandishness and ignorance of the natives they encountered.’

Harvey [1828-84] was an author and musical composer, who after studying at Cambridge, resided for a few years on the continent, at which time he undertook his adventures in the
Undine. He was later ordained.

Illustrated with ten engraved plated, charmingly decorated initial letters for each chapter, and a folding engraved map showing ‘
Our Route through France and Germany’.
  Provenance: With the blue ink stamp of ‘English Rooms, Funchal’ possibly a guest house in Funchal, Portugal.
Reference: Toy,
Adventures Afloat 1236. Not in Brittain.
pp. vi [2] 156.
  In contemporary binding of half calf over patterned cloth boards, spine titled and tooled in gilt.   Condition: Very good, in later binding, with small light ‘English Rooms’ stamp to title page and page one, foxing to endpapers, and one or two places in text, 2 cm chip to lower left hand edge of folding map, affecting map title.   Ref: 105865   Price: HK$ 2,000