Eighteenth months on Bermuda
By WHITTINGTON, Ferdinand , 1857

Bermuda. A Colony, a Fortress, and a Prison; or, eighteen months in the Somers’ Islands. (With map and illustrations). By a Field Officer.

Travel & Voyages
  • Author: WHITTINGTON, Ferdinand
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts
  • Publication date: 1857.
  • Physical description: Octavo, folding lithographed frontispiece map with contemporary hand-colour in outline, 8 tinted lithographed plates with tissue guards, publishers' adverts dated November 1856; original publisher's plum cloth, worn and stained.

    Collation: A(6), B-T(8), B(12); x, [2], 287, [1], 24pp
  • Dimensions: 220 by 140mm. (8.75 by 5.5 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 16333


First edition, of a wry account of a sojourn in Bermuda: “It is said that the Bermudas consist of 365 islands, but thus to eke out an island for every day of the year it is probably necessary to include not only all the visible, but a good many of the submarine rocks” (pages 8-9).

The attractive plates are ‘St. George’s Town,…’, ‘West end of Hamilton wharf’, ‘A View from Gibbs’ Hill’, ‘Government House – Mount Langton’, ‘Grassy Bay, H.M.S. ‘Nile’…’, ‘ Summer Sleeping Tents at Ireland Island,…’, ‘The dockyard,…’, and ‘The Commissioner’s House’.


  1. Hallett, 'Bermuda', page 78
  2. Sabin 4907.

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