The U.S. Naval Astronomical Expedition to The Southern Hemisphere, During the Years 1849-'50-'51-'52. Volume II (33d Congress, 1st Session. House of Representatives. Ex. Doc. No. 121)
by Gilliss, J. M. (James Melville); Lieut. Archibald McRae
Washington: A.O.P. Nicholson, Printer, 1855. Original edition. Leather bound. Fair. SIGNED. 300pp. Odd volume. 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 front cover is completely detached, but present. The illustrations are lightly offset on the opposite pages. With numerous full color plates. Complete. All plates present. Report of Journeys Across the Andes and Pampas of the Argentine Provinces, Made Under Instructions from Lieut. J. M. Gilliss, Superintendent U. S. N. Astronomical Expedition by Lieut. Archibald MacRae; Report on the Minerals and Mineral Waters of Chile by J. Lawrence Smith; A Description of the Indian Antiquities Brought From Chile and Peru, By the United States Naval Astronomical Expedition by Thomas Ewbank. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. (Inventory #: 47015)
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