London: Macmillan and Co., 1886. FIRST EDITION. In two volumes. Octavo, pp.xxviii, 675 ; pp.xii, 803 . With numerous charts, maps, plans and steel engravings. With a folding map of the voyage to prelims of vol. I. In publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to spine and gilt decoration stamped to upper boards. Top edges gilt; brown endpapers. Attractive blue ink gift inscription to C. H. Martin to half-title of each vol., dated 1913. Spines very lightly sunned, with some light rubbing to edges. Very good indeed. Over three years the two eldest sons of the future King Edward VII served as midshipmen on the Ironclad Corvette as it cruised around the world, accompanied by Royal tutor John Dalton, who later edited and published the diaries and correspondence. Item #48180
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