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A remarkable travel diary documenting the ten-month round-the-world honeymoon of a Victorian couple has emerged 125 years later.
With descriptions of a gruesome elephant hunt, visiting an opium den and a hair-raising journey from Canada to Japan which saw their boat capsize, the journal offers a fascinating insight into the adventurous lives of Lily and Godfrey Armitage.
The hard-backed diary is filled with 129 pages of Mrs Armitage's handwritten account of their exploits with sketches, photographs, newspaper clippings and tickets to illustrate.
The travel journal is expected to fetch £1,000 when it goes up for sale with David Lay Auctions in Penzance, Cornwall.
The Armitages' journey started in Manchester in September 1893 and was based upon a Cook's World Tour taking in America, Canada, Japan, China, Ceylon and India, before they returned to England via Plymouth in May 1894.