Toronto: Belford Brothers, 1877. 1st Canadian edition. Hardcover. A private account of the Challenger expedition (1872-76), one of the most ambitious scientific voyages of the 19th century. Scientific observations among various Atlantic Islands, the West Indies, the Cape of Good Hope, the Antarctic regions, Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, the Moluccas, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Japan, Hawaii and other Pacific Islands, Chile, Straits of Magellan.
Tall 8vo, xviii, 388pp, 24pp ads, illus. throughout with woodcut ills., folding map, frontis portrait. Green gilt and black stamped cloth, dusty at rear cover, spine ends worn; lower edges of first folding map slt ruffled. Inscription at title page dated 1877; owner name at front paste down, Robert Morrison Toronto 1877. Spence 1155, Ferguson 16093. For English edition. Good + overall. Item #15252