To Iceland in a Yacht – £300 at Thomson Roddick.

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An inscribed presentation copy containing two folding plans, together with five litho plates and six autotypes from photographs, sold for £300 in a Thomson Roddick (17.5% buyer’s premium) Carlisle sale of March 21.

The yacht, seemingly called Nyanza, belonged to a friend and fellow chemist, James Young, and in the same year the two men visited St Kilda on a voyage that Smith later wrote about in Good Words and in a privately printed pamphlet of 1879.