The Prince of Wales Eastern Book (1922) (1st ed)

S$62.00

The Prince of Wales Eastern Book (1922) (1st ed)

S$62.00

Title: The Prince of Wales’ Eastern Book: A Pictorial Records of the Voyages of H.M.S. “Renown”, 1921-1922

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, for St. Dunstan’s. No date, book plate dated 1922.

Condition: Hardcover, cloth. Fair. Binding slack, slight foxing, a prize plate on endpaper. Numerous black-and-white and illustrated plates. 10″ by 7″, no pagination, approximately 150pp.

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Description

A record of the voyage of the Prince of Wales (who became King Edward VIII in 1936), aboard the H. M. S. “Renown” between the years 1921-22. The book includes an insert of a facsimile letter by the-then Prince Edward, along with numerous illustrated and photographic plates.

From the introduction:

“The tour lasted 8 months, and involved a journey by land and sea of nearly 41,000 miles. Four months was spent in India and one month in Japan. During the outward and homeward voyages, the Prince visited all the British possessions strung along the great highway between Gibraltar and the Pacific. He inaugurated the new Constitution at Malta, and saw the work accomplished by good government in such remote places as Aden and Borneo. He was the guest of the King of Egypt at Cairo and of the American government in the Philippines. He traversed India from sea to sea and from Madras to the borders of Afghanistan; he travelled through the heart of Burma and into the mysterious kingdom of Nepal.”