Volume 1 only; large quarto, xiii, , 556 pp., frontis., long panoramic view from Santa Lucia, color plate of Araucanian Chief, views and plans, 3 folding map sheets, contemporary full leather, binding worn and soiled, endpapers and frontis. are foxed, some of the plates bear light foxing or age staining, light moisture stains to bottom margin, text unaffected; issued as 33d Congress, 1st Session, HED 121. Photos available upon request. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The U. S. Naval Astronomical Expedition to ...
Publisher: Washington: A. O. P. Nicholson, printer,
Publication Date: 1855
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Washington: A. O. P. Nicholson, printer, 1855. Book Condition: Good. Volume 1 only; large quarto, xiii, , 556 pp., frontis., long panoramic view from Santa Lucia, color plate of Araucanian Chief, views and plans, 3 folding map sheets; original gilt & blind stamped illustrated brown cloth, binding very worn and now lacking the spine covering, however internally clean & tight. Photos available upon request. Bookseller Inventory # ZB1048085
Book Description A.O.P. Nicholson, Printer, Washington, 1855. Leather bound. Book Condition: Very good. Original edition. SIGNED. 556pp. Quarto [30 cm] Dark brown leather with raised bands, a gilt stamped title on the spine, a gold vignette on the front board, and embossed decorative borders on the covers. Beveled edges. All edges gilt. Original owner's name stamped in gilt on the front board. The extremities are rubbed, and the underlying boards are exposed at the top fore edge corners of the covers. The endpapers are soiled, and the plates are occasionally offset. There are multiple closed tears along the edges of the panoramic view at the folds, with the longest tear measuring 2" long. The plate at p. 341 has a small loss from the inside border, followed by a 1 1/2" closed tear in the illustration. Complete, all colored plates, sheets and maps are present. Odd volume. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. Bookseller Inventory # 47013