Three Men in a Boat.
(To Say Nothing of the Dog). Illustrated by A. Frederics.Bristol, J. W. Arrowsmith, 1889 Stock Code: 129571
NotesFirst edition, first issue, with the requisite issue points: the imprint reading "Quay Street", with no street number, 37 titles listed in the Bristol Library advert, and Prince Prigio advertised as "Ready in October" on the rear pastedown. Three Men in a Boat is a humorous account of a two week boating holiday on the Thames from Kingston-upon-Thames to Oxford and back again. It was initially intended to be a serious travel guide and features key local history alongside its comedic anecdotes. In 2005 the comedians Griff Rhys Jones, Dara Ó Briain, and Rory McGrath embarked on a televised recreation of the journey using the work as a guide.
Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, titles and decoration to front cover in black, adverts to front pastedown and rear endpapers.
Illustrations in the text.
Partially erased ownership inscription to half-title. Spine rolled and faintly sunned, wear to extremities, head of spine slightly frayed, cloth lightly soiled and with a little rippling, edges dust toned, inner front hinge cracked but firm, a couple gatherings slightly proud, occasional foxing to contents; still a very good copy.
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