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First Edition, First Printing. Two volumes, [Complete] 8vo; (230 x 157 mm). Illustrated with 2 colored frontispieces, 14 maps, 27 plates. The plates are beautifully engraved by Edward Whymper (of Matterhorn fame) from drawings by Charles Whymper.
A first-hand account of a private scientific expedition. and voyage on the schooner "Marchesa" from Japan to the South Pacific. As a member of the Royal Geographical Society, Guillemard worked as both a naturalist and ethnographer.
This work is notable for its focus on lesser-known islands as well as important ornithological observations.
This work was written in much detail, giving a description of the flora, fauna an avifauna of the area, with notes on human habits, customs, dress, hairstyle, markets, fish, weather, land, scenery, seals & bears. Mutiny of the Cossacks, Bering's voyage. Sulu Philippines, Luzon, the beauty of the scenery, sunbirds, Lubaun and Brunei, Sumbawa, Celebes, Moluccas, divisions of Moluccas, Amboina, Banda and Aru Islands. With useful appendices of birds & shells collected, language vocabularies. Fascinating primary narrative of 19th century exploration & travel.
Publisher's blue decorated cloth with stamped titles and decoration in gilt. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Upper front corner of vol. 2 bumped. Armorial bookplate of C. W. Prescott Westcar and a small bookplate in the upper corner of front paste-down.
REF: Ferguson 10138a; cf. Hill 735 (second edition).
Title: The Cruise of the Marchesa to Kamschatka & New Guinea with Notices of Formosa, Liu-Kiu and Various Islands of the Malay Archipelago.
Edition: First Edition, First Printing.
Publisher: London, John Murray: 1886
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Size: 8vo; (230 x 157 mm).
lb: 3.00 lb
Seller ID: 009510