Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition

[During the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842]. Wilkes, Charles. The Gregg Press, New Jersey; 1970. Complete in 5 volumes. Facsimile of the 1845 1st edition. Illustrated with hundreds of b/w plates, cuts and maps. Pictorial white cloth. 8vo. Near fine.

Beautifully bound facsimile of the extremely rare 1845 history of American exploration, retaining all the illustrations and title pages of the original. White cloth with ship scenes on the front and back boards, and brown lettering. Some foxing to the page edges, with light rubbing to the extremities. Volume 1 with a crease on the half-title page. Else the interiors are crisp and unmarked.16

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