Lot 1048: R W Coppinger CRUISE OF THE ALERT 1884 Antique Nautical Travel & Exploration Patagonia Polynesia Frontispiece Photographic Plates Illustrations
October 22, 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Cruise of the "Alert." Four Years in Patagonian, Polynesian, and Mascarene Waters. (1878-82.)
Author: R. W. Coppinger
Publisher: R. Worthington
City: New York
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiii/256 pages
Width: 7.75" Height: 10.25"
Condition / Notes: This is the second edition of this work. The antique volume is bound in green cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering/ornamentation on the spine and front cover. There is an illustration of a ship at sea on the front cover. There is light foxing/moisture marking at the edges of the covers. The binding is solid. The text block is adorned with gilt edges. The frontispiece depicts a ship at sea. The pages show mild age toning and scattered light smudging/foxing. The wor kis profusely illustrated with 15 full-page woodcut illustrations from photographs, as well as two engraved textual illustrations.
The volume is protected by a clear mylar dust jacket.
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