Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition. During the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842
by Wilkes, Charles U.S.N. (Commander of the Expedition. Member of the American Philosophical Society)
Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1845. Later printing. Hardcover. Fair. Small quartos. Last three volumes of a five volumes set: xi, 438pp., pp ads; xiii, 539pp; xii, 558pp. Dark brown cloth hardcovers with blind stamped decorations and gilt illustrated American shield on front boards. Gilt titles on spines. Illustrated. Ex-library copies from "Eastport Public Library." Library labels are pasted down on rear boards, front paste downs and red stamps on title pages. Library stickers on spines. Folding map in volume 3. Volume 4 has two folding maps: folding frontispiece map if the "Sandwich Islands" including Hawaii and a map of the Columbia River. Volume 5 has the frontispiece map of the "Western Part of the Pacific Ocean" and an 1841 map of "Upper California." Moderate scattered foxing to all volumes including the foredges. Maps have some light foxing and non regular creases. One map (Columbia River) has a closed tear. A fair set of 3 volumes. Howes W 414; Sabin 103994; Streeter 3324.
(Inventory #: 7900)
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