The U.S. Naval Astronomical Expedition to the Southern Hemisphere, During the Years 1849-'50-'51-'52; 2 Vols.

Gilliss, Lieutenant J. M.

Published by A.O.P. Nicholson, Printer, Washington, 1855
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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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 # 000515

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Title: The U.S. Naval Astronomical Expedition to ...

Publisher: A.O.P. Nicholson, Printer, Washington

Publication Date: 1855

Binding: Contemporary Cloth

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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