United States exploring expedition.
Philadelphia, Printed C. Sherman, 1844-74.
Northwest Coast of North America
"During the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842. Under the command of Charles Wilkes, U.S.N."
Half-title: United States exploring expedition. By authority of Congress.
Published under act of Congress of Aug. 26, 1842, which provided: "That there shall be published ... an account of the discoveries made by the Exploring Expedition under the command of Lieutenant Wilkes ... which account shall be ... published in a form similar to the voyage of the Astrolabe, lately published by the government of France."
By the same act, the edition was limited to 100 copies. Mr. Wilkes,however, secured copyright on his Narrative of the expedition, under which privilege he published several editions of that part of the reports. Later, also, the authors themselves, or publishers who might be willing to undertake it, were allowed to issue an additional 150 copies of the various reports, and under this arrangement, from 100 to 150 copies of most of the volumes were published in addition to the 100 copies provided for by
the government. The official edition however was 100 copies only.
19 v. in 21.
illus., plates, ports., maps, plans, tables, diagrs.
|Original Classification Number:||Q 115 .U52|
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