The Cruise of the Marchesa to Kamschatka & New Guinea with Notices of Formosa, Liu-Kiu and Various Islands of the Malay Archipelago.

By: Guillemard, Francis Henry Hill (1582-1933).

Price: $725.00

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Book Condition: Very Good


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. -------- 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.

Author Name: Guillemard, Francis Henry Hill (1582-1933).

Categories: Travel, Geography & Exploration, 19th CENTURY LITERATURE and WORKS,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1886

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Book

Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 009510

Keywords: Exploration; Marchesa (Schooner yacht); Natural history; Oceania,