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Narrative of the United States exploring expedition during the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842. By Charles Wilkes ... With illustrations and maps. In five volumes.

Narrative of the United States exploring expedition during the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842. By Charles Wilkes ... With illustrations and maps. In five volumes.

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United States exploring expedition, during the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842, under the command of Charles Wilkes, U.S.N. ; vol. 1-5
Creator: Wilkes, Charles, 1798-1877.
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Date: 1845.
Publisher: Lea and Blanchard,
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BEIN Zc74 +844wib copy 1: Vol. 2 has the variant printer statement on verso of t.p.
Reprint of the 'official' edition: Philadelphia : Printed by C. Sherman, 1844.
By act of Congress, Aug. 26, 1842, the edition of the reports of the U.S. Exploring Expedition were limited to 100 copies. These have "By authority of Congress" on the half-title, and are referred to by Haskell as the "Official" issue. Wilkes, however, secured copyright on his Narrative on the expedition, and under the copyright privilege, brought out other editions between 1845 and 1856.
On verso of title page: Stereotyped by J. Fagan. Printed by C. Sherman.
In this edition, the Atlas is numbered "Vol. 6" on the spine; in the first edition, the Atlas bore no volume number.
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5 v. : fronts. (v. 1-2, 4-5) illus., plates, ports., maps (part double) tables ; 29 cm. + 1 atlas (5 folded maps).
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Vol. I
copy 1
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