By Rev. Walter Colton
New York   A. S. Barnes & CO.
7.5" by 5" [2], 408, [21pp.]
A first edition of this interesting documentation of the voyage of the US Congress to California, with illustrations.
By Rev. Walter Colton

1850 Deck and Port; or, Incidents of a Cruise in the United States Frigate Congress to California

New York   A. S. Barnes & CO.
7.5" by 5" [2], 408, [21pp.]
A first edition of this interesting documentation of the voyage of the US Congress to California, with illustrations.
£290.00
: 0.5kgs / : 880Q5

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First Edition, Illustrated, Original Binding, Publishers' Original Binding

In the publisher's original brown cloth binding.

First edition, second issue of the work, with the addition of a map.

Written by American Chaplain, Rev. Walter Colton, this work documents his experiences during a naval expedition from the gulf of Mexico to California in 1846-1847. The voyage takes him through Rio de Janeiro, Valparaiso, Limo, Honolulu and San Francisco. Colton details many different aspects of the passing countries, including the natural encounters, the weather and religion.

Illustrated with a frontispiece Commodore R. F. Stockton, four colour plates and a map of North and South America.

Condition

In the publisher's original brown cloth binding. Externally, sound with slight bumping to the extremities. Slight rubbing, mainly to the front joint, with a small tear. The odd mark to boards and slight loss to the coth and the head and tail of the spine. Hinges slightly trained but holding. Internally, generally firmly bound. Binding slightly more tender to the rear of the work. Pages bright and clean with the occasional mark. Mark to the lower right corner from p404 until the end, not affecting text.

Good

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