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, hair style, markets, fish, weather, land, scenery, seals & bears. Mutiny of the Cossacks, Bering's voyage. Sulu Philippines, Luzon, beauty of scenery, sun-birds, 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 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: 1885
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Size: 8vo; (230 x 157 mm).
Seller ID: 009510