Cruise of the "Alert." Four Years in Patagonian, Polynesian, and…

Cruise of the "Alert." Four Years in Patagonian, Polynesian, and Mascarene Waters. (1878-82.). With Sixteen full-page Woodcut Illustrations from Photographs by F. North, R.N., and from Sketches by the Author by Coppinger, R. W. (Richard William), 1828-1892.

Cruise of the "Alert." Four Years in Patagonian, Polynesian, and Mascarene Waters. (1878-82.). With Sixteen full-page Woodcut Illustrations from Photographs by F. North, R.N., and from Sketches by the Author

Edition: First edition

London: Swan Sonnenschein, 1883. Olive pictorial cloth stamped in red and gilt. pp (xvi), 256 + plates.Spine tanned, with gilt dulled, mild wear to ends; a few small light spots to rear cover; book a bit leaned; cracked inner hinges neatly repaired; owner rubber stamp in top margin of title page; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy. Ferguson 8682 : "In the summer of 1878 it was decided by the Lords of the Admiralty to equip a vessel for the threefold purpose of continuing the survey of the Straits of Magellan, of investigating the nature and exact position of certain doubtful reefs and islands in the South Pacific Ocean, and of surveying a portion of the northern and western coasts of Australia." 2 kg parcel

Condition: Binding: Hardcover
Book ID: 48484
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