Lot 183 of 305:
Wilkes United States Exploring Expedition 5 vols.  

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$400 - $700

Title:
Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition. During the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842

Author:
Wilkes, Charles

Place:
Philadelphia

Publisher:
Lea and Blanchard

Date:
1856

Description:
5 volumes. lx, 434; xv, [1], 476; xv, [1], 438; xvi, 539; xv, [1], 558 pp. With 64 steel-engraved plates with tissue guards; 13 maps; text illustrations engraved in steel and wood. (Large 8vo) 26.8x18 cm. (10¾x7"), original cloth. Later Printing. Later printing of Wilkes' important narrative, atlas volume not present. Howes W414; Wagner-Camp-Becker 175a; Cowan p.538; Hill 1867; Forbes 1575. Early bookplates of F.S. Boas of Reading, PA on pastedowns; bookplates of John M. McClelland, Jr. on free endpapers.

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Condition:
Spines chipped, joints splitting; some light foxing; a few pages/plates loose; good and worthy of restoration.


 
Item number:
212184
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