Titre : At Anchor - A Narrative of Experiences ...
Éditeur : London: Marcus Ward and Co
Date d'édition : 1878
Reliure : Hardcover
Edition : 1st Edition
First edition. By John James Wild Ph.D. - Member of the Civilian Scientific Staff of the Expedition; Author of "Thalassa". With Illustrations by the author. Frontispiece & 12 other coloured plates (one missing). 169 typo etchings throughout text. An account of the voyage of the H.M.S. "Challenger" between the years 1872 and 1876 which was considered the first systematic attempt made on a large scale to explore the depths of the ocean, avoiding "the beaten track of the world's commerce". With accounts of the topography and the native peoples. Contents: From Portsmouth to Teneriffe; From Teneriffe to Bermudas; From Bermudas to the Cape of Good Hope, From the Cape of Good Hope to Sydney; From Sydney to Torres Strait; From Torres Strait to Hong Kong; From Hong Kong to Yokohama; From Yokohama to Valparaiso; From Valparaiso to Portsmouth. 196 pp + Geographical Index. Alittle foxing on prelims. Intermittent finger-soiling on margins of text. Coloured plates in VG condition. Rebound in dark green cloth boards with original cloth laid on front board and spine. Original gilt lettering and decoration on front board and spine. Faded vignette on front board. Binding sound. All edges gilt. Overall condition VG. 11.5 x 14.5 inches. N° de réf. du libraire 8490
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