London: Henry Colburn, 1843. First edition. Hardcover. Lacks 2 plates, 2 maps. "The voyage was intended for the exploration and survey of the Pacific Coast of North and South America and the Pacific basin. The various harbors along the coast of California and northwest to Alaska were surveyed, and a month's journey in open boats was made up the Sacramento River from San Francisco Bay. The Hawaiian Islands, the Marquesas, the Society Islands, the Tonga Islands, the New Hebrides, the Solomon Islands, New Guinea, etc., were visited. Included are various appendices relating to Nicaragua, the vegetation of various parts of Australia, Africa, etc."
8vo, 2 vols, (xxii) (2) 387 pp, three fold. maps in front pocket & plates, 8 pp adverts (&) (vi) 474 pp, steel engraved plates. Original green gilt stamped cloth, with gilt title on new cloth spines, blind impressed decoration. Hill p. 20. Sabin 4390. Howes B318. Very good overall. Item #19710