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Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition

WILKES, Charles

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WILKES, Charles. Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition, During the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, and 1842. Phila.: Lea & Blanchard, 1845. Five vols. plus atlas volume. 4tos. Illus. with maps and plates. A married set, the atlas supplied from another set. Withal, a very good set. Internally fine. Howes W-414. Streeter Sale 3324. Sabin 103994. This is the first unofficial edition, preceded only by the ultra-rare Sherman edition. The Wilkes expedition was the first United States scientific expedition by sea, working mainly in the Pacific Ocean. Wilkes sailed along the Antarctic continent and throughout the islands of the South Pacific, visited the Hawaiian Islands in 1840, and explored the Northwest Coast of America in 1841. The expedition was made up of a number of notable American scientists, and their botanical, natural history and geological findings are included. Bookseller Inventory # 35024

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