Cruise of the "Alert." Four years in Patagonian, Polynesian, and Mascarene waters. (1878-82.). RICHARD WILLIAM COPPINGER, Dr.
Cruise of the "Alert." Four years in Patagonian, Polynesian, and Mascarene waters. (1878-82.)

Cruise of the "Alert." Four years in Patagonian, Polynesian, and Mascarene waters. (1878-82.)

London: Swan Sonnenschien and Co., n.d. [after 1883]. Large 8vo, pp. xiii, [3], 256; 16 full-p. wood-engraved illustrations from photographs by F. North, R. N., and from sketches by the author, identified on the title as Staff Surgeon in the Royal Navy; original pictorial green cloth stamped in gilt and red on upper cover, in gilt only on spine, t.e.g.; several signatures extended, top of spine cracked, bottom of spine and extremities rubbed; all else very good. Ferguson 8682 citing the 1883 edition: "In the summer of 1878 it was decided by the Lords of the Admiralty to equip a vessel for the threefold purpose of continuing the survey of the Straits of Magellan, of investigating the nature and exact position of certain doubtful reefs and islands in the South Pacific Ocean, and of surveying a portion of the northern and western coasts of Australia." Item #29739

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