The Cruise of the Marchesa to Kamschatka & New Guinea with Notices of Formosa, Liu-Kiu and Various Islands of the Malay Archipelago.
London: John Murray, 1886. Engravings by Edward Whymper. First Edition, First Printing. Very Good Hardcovers.
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. Two volumes, [Complete] 8vo; (230 x 157 mm). First Edition, First Printing.
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.
Very Good / No Dust Jacket As Issued. Item #009510
This work is notable for its focus on lesser-known islands as well as important ornithological observations.
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.
Edward Whymper (1840-1911) was an English mountaineer, explorer, illustrator, and author best known for the first ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865. Four members of his climbing party were killed during the descent.
REF: Ferguson 10138a; cf. Hill 735 (second edition).