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Título: Narrative of the United States' Exploring ...
Editorial: Whittaker and Co., Ave Maria Lane
Año de publicación: 1845
Condición del libro: Very Good
Whittaker and Co., Ave Maria Lane, London, 1845. Charles WIlkes, U.S.N. Commander of the Expedition & Member of the American Philosophical Society. Condensed and Abridged from the original 5 volume set. Hardcover, 372 pages. Condition: VERY GOOD. Beautiful, flawless cover, shows no signs of wear. Inside pages edgeworn, some bent or chipped. Age-spotting on some pages. --- By act of Congress, Aug. 26, 1842, the edition of the reports of the U. S. Exploring expedition was limited to 100 copies. Mr. Wilkes, however, secured copyright on his Narrative and under that privilege published an edition of 250 copies of the original version as well as other editions. "The United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842), also known as the Wilkes Expedition, was shaped by both commercial and scientific concerns and a desire to expand American influence and interests in the Pacific Northwest. Maritime merchants, sealers, and whalers needed accurate charts of islands and navigational hazards in the Pacific Ocean. Secretary of the Navy James Paulding wanted “to extend the bounds of science, and promote the acquisition of knowledge."" --- ***FREE Domestic Shipping***. N° de ref. de la librería ABE-11428644580
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