The Other Side of the Lantern – Sir Frederick Treves (1913)


The Other Side of the Lantern – Sir Frederick Treves (1913)


Title: The Other Side of the Lantern: An Account of a Commonplace Tour Round the World

Author: Sir Frederick Treves

Publisher: Cassell and Company, 1913.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Fair. Severe foxing throughout book and discolouration to cover. Binding tight, book unmarked except for inscription on ffep. With numerous black-and-white illustrated plates. 419pp.

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Contents in brief:

Part 1 – The Mediterranean and the Red Sea

Part 2 – India

Part 3 – Burmah and Ceylon

Part 4 – China

Part 5 – Japan

Part 6 – America

About the author (from Wikipedia):

Sir Frederick Treves, 1st Baronet GCVO CH CB FRCS (15 February 1853 – 7 December 1923) was a prominent British surgeon of the Victorian and Edwardian eras. An expert in anatomy, Treves was renowned for his surgical treatment of appendicitis, and is credited with saving the life of King Edward VII in 1902. He is also widely known for his friendship with Joseph Merrick, dubbed the “Elephant Man” for his severe deformities.

Treves’ ability as an author was discovered by Malcolm Morris of Cassell & Co. He wrote many books, including The Elephant Man and Other Reminiscences (1923), Surgically Applied Anatomy (1883), The Highways and Byways of Dorset (the county in which he was born) (1906), A Student’s Handbook of Surgical Operations (1892), Uganda for a Holiday, The Land That is Desolate, and The Cradle of the Deep (1908). This last volume is an account of his travels in the West Indies, interspersed with portions of their histories; describing (among other things) the death of Blackbeard the pirate, an eruption of Mount Pelée (which destroyed the city of St. Pierre, Martinique), and a powerful earthquake at Kingston, Jamaica, shortly before he landed there. He was also chairman of the Executive Committee from 1905 to 1912 of the British Red Cross, and was the first president of the Society of Dorset Men. From 1905–8, he was Rector of the University of Aberdeen.