SWIRE, HERBERT. The Voyage of the Challenger. A Personal Narrative of the Historic Circumnavigation of the Globe in the Years 1872-1876. London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1938. 2 vols. Sm. fol. Colored plates, text illustrations. Blue cloth boards, white cloth spines, gilt. A fine copy, in the publisher's cloth slipcase (lightly rubbed at extremities). One of 300 numbered copies, printed in Eric Gill's Perpetua type on Van Gelder paper. Swire was navigating sub-lieutenant on the voyage, and the handsome illustrations are reproduced from the original drawings in his journals. "The voyage of the Challenger, under the command of Sir George Nares, was of great scientific importance. It is now considered to be the inception of oceanography as one of the sciences."--Hill 586. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Voyage of the Challenger. A Personal ...
Publication Date: 1938
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