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Cruise of the United States Frigate Potomac round the World, During


Publication Date: 1835
From G.S. MacManus Co., ABAA (Bryn Mawr, PA, U.S.A.)

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WARRINER, Francis. Cruise of the United States Frigate Potomac round the World, During the Years 1831-34. New York. 1835. 366pp. plus plates. Frontis. Original pebbled cloth, gilt-stamped spine. Minor shelf wear. Bit tanned, moderate foxing, heavy in places. Contemporary ink ownership inscription on front free endpaper, pencil annotations on fly leaf. About very good. A scarce narrative by a sailor on the three-year naval expedition sent to Sumatra by President Jackson to curb the raiding of trade ships by pirates in the East Indies. ".A most interesting account of one of the earliest official American expeditions into the Pacific" - Hill. Included are descriptions of the Cape Verde Islands, Brazil, South Africa, China, Hawaii, Tahiti, Chile, Peru, the Galapagos, and the Falklands. There is also an account of whaling activity off the South American coast, depicted in one of the plates. SMITH W39. SABIN 101503. HILL, p.610. FORBES 979. Bookseller Inventory # 72135

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Title: Cruise of the United States Frigate Potomac ...

Publication Date: 1835

Binding: Hardcover

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