The Voyage of the 'Challenger'- The Atlantic. A Preliminary Account of the General Results of the Exploring Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the Year 1873 and the Early part of the Year 1876. C. Wyville Thomson.
The Voyage of the 'Challenger'- The Atlantic. A Preliminary Account of the General Results of the Exploring Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the Year 1873 and the Early part of the Year 1876.

The Voyage of the 'Challenger'- The Atlantic. A Preliminary Account of the General Results of the Exploring Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the Year 1873 and the Early part of the Year 1876.

New York: Harper Bros, 1878. First American edition. Hardcover. A landmark scientific expedition the first to collect data on a range of ocean features, including ocean currents, chemistry, ocean temperatures, sea water, marine life, and the geology of the sea floor; with the plates in both volumes very bright and clean. The Challenger voyaged 3 years around the world and was one of the most important scientific expeditions of the nineteenth century. Wyville Thomson lead the team of scientists on this expedition and here produces the results from the Atlantic portion of the voyage.

Royal 8vo, 2 vols, xx, [i] 18 - 391; viii, [i] 10- 340, ads [iv] pp. Engraved frontispiece in Vol. I and folding map color frontispiece in Vol II; 42 plates, maps, charts, 168 wood cut illustrations.

Original bright green blind stamped buckram with the spine title & fossil emblem stamped in gold. Spines very slightly rubbed. Bookplates at front paste down both volumes, private library number in manuscript at 2 places. Very clean and bright, hardly any wear on the exterior, the volumes appear to never have been read. See Spence 1197 for UK edition. Very good+ condition. Item #22572

Price: $475.00

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