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Voyage round the world : embracing the principal events of the narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition in one volume : illustrated with one hundred and seventy-eight engravings on wood

Wilkes, Charles, U. S. N.

Published by Geo. W. Gorton, Phila. PA, 1849
Condition: Good Hardcover
From Reader's Corner, Inc. (Raleigh, NC, U.S.A.)

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This is the single volume edition in contemporary leather. Previous owner's name label on front pastedown, spine is age darkened, general light foxing in the text, otherwise a good solid copy. Lots of engravings. The introduction: This edition of the Narrative of the Exploring Expedition will be found to contain all the most interesting results as well as the exciting scenes of the cruise. I have endeavered to retain all that is interesting to the general reader in Geography and Natural History; also, full descriptions of the places we visited, and of the habits, manners, and customs of the natives. Wilkes, said to have been the inspiration for Capt. Ahab was court martialed aboard the US North Carolina. He beat the rap, but recognition is slow to come. Maybe now. Bookseller Inventory # 027452

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Title: Voyage round the world : embracing the ...

Publisher: Geo. W. Gorton, Phila. PA

Publication Date: 1849

Binding: Leather Hard Bound

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: First Edition

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Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discover, Paypal or check. Shipping by USPS Priority Mail $6.50 first volume/$4 each add. vol.This is for octavo sized books only, oversize books will be more. USPS bookrate $3.50 first vol/$1.75 each add. vol. (I cover all Dust Jackets with Brodart Mylar protectors).(For EU: Reader's Corner, 3201 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh N.C., 27607, readcorner@aol.com)


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