4to - over 9¾. Book. Volume 1: Chile; Volume 2: The Andes and Pampas, Minerals, Indian Remains, Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, fishes and crustacea, shells, Dried plants, living plans and seeds, fossils mammals, fossils shells, with each section by a different author. Both volumes have full complement of plates and maps. Vol 1 contains the color portrait, 7 plates in total, 3 folding maps and total of 7 maps/plans. Vol 2 contains 2 maps, 3 color plates of artifacts, 15 color plates of birds, 17 black and white plates primarily of reptiles and fish. Contemporary blindstamped cloth with gilt pictorial in center of front boards. Spines are faded. Volume 2 front board has started but still holding. Interiors tight and generally clean, with some light scattered soilage. Overall a lovely copy of these desirable plate books. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The U.S. Naval Astronomical Expedition to ...
Publisher: A.O.P. Nicholson, Printer
Publication Date: 1855
Binding: Contemporary Cloth
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description A.O.P. Nicholson, Printer, Washington, 1855. Half Leather. Condition: Good. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾. Book. Volume 1: Chile; Volume 2: The Andes and Pampas, Minerals, Indian Remains, Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, fishes and crustacea, shells, Dried plants, living plans and seeds, fossils mammals, fossils shells, with each section by a different author. Volume I is missing 3 plates, including color plate of Indian. Volume II collates complete. The "money" plates, or the color bird and waterfowl plates, all in Vol 2, are bright and attractive, with what light soilage there is at the upper edge not coming close to the picture, with one exception in which there is a fox spot in the inner frame. Prior owner's name plate on flypaper. Some light occasional foxing, pages age toned but generally clean otherwise. Volume one has cracked inner hinge, some separation of lower joint, but holding and binding remains tight. Leather of spines heavily scuffed and rubbed. Two spine tips, one vol lower, other upper, leather completely eaten away. Thus spines not attractive. Shelfwear in corners. Marbled boards remain attractive. Seller Inventory # 000390