Lot 29
  • 29

Estridge, Henry Watley

3,000 - 5,000 USD
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  • 'Six Years in Seychelles, with Photographs from Original Drawings'. [London]: [Privately Printed], 1885
  • Paper, ink, leather
Small 4to (8 x 6 1/4 in.; 202 x 160mm). Letterpress text interleaved with 30 mounted photographs, folding map; one or two stray spots. Original brown cross-grained morocco, upper cover gilt-lettered, all edges gilt; rebacked, rubbing to extremities.


A. Hoad (signature to title-page) — Franklin Brooke-Hitching (initials to front free endpaper; his sale, Sotheby's London, 30 September 2014, lot 452)

Catalogue Note

A rare privately printed book, the Brooke-Hitching copy. Estridge was collector of taxes in the British colonial administration in the early 1880s. This work includes notes on the history and topography of the Seychelles, together details of its trade and commerce and a detailed account of its natural history.