[New York]: Privately Printed, 1928. First edition. Illustrated, 2 folding maps. xi, [i], 261 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Pebbled green original cloth, upper cover titled in gilt with flags, t.e.g. Fine. Bookplate of William E. Belanske. Small card of the author with Merry Xmas in ink tipped in below. First edition. Illustrated, 2 folding maps. xi, [i], 261 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Presentation Copy to William Belankse. Describing the seven-and-a-half month cruise from New York to Marseille and then throughout the Mediterranean to Turkey and through the Dardanelles to the Black Sea.Often seen inscribed, this copy was presented to Vanderbilt's friend William Belanske, who drew dozens of ichthyological watercolors for Vanderbilt's accounts of his cruises, (30 color plates in the cruise to the Galapagos, 1926; 19 color plates for 'Taking One's Own Ship around the World', 1929), and also took many of the photographs Vanderbilt used.
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