Philadelphia, 1873. 507pp. plus engraved plates and advertisements. Frontis. Engraved title. Original cloth stamped in blind, spine gilt extra. Light rubbing to extremities, some fading to spine. Overall very good. Later printing with variant title, after the first of 1857. "The author was an American naval officer who later became a tea and coffee merchant. He was descended from a family of early English settlers in Georgia who became prominent rice plantation owners and merchants. This expedition, under the orders of Commander Cadwalader Ringgold, sailed in June of 1853 for the Orient via the Cape of Good Hope and Batavia. The 'Vincennes' served as flag-ship to four other vessels. The ships returned, via San Francisco and Cape Horn, to the New York Navy-yard in the summer of 1856" - Hill. HILL 739 (ref). SABIN 29466 (ref). (Inventory #: WRCAM19406)
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