Report of the Cruise of the U.S. Revenue Steamer Thomas Corwin, in the Arctic Ocean, 1881.

HOOPER, C.L.

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Place Published: Washington
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Date Published: 1884

Description: Color plate of lichens, black & white illustrations. 147pp., 4to, modern black library buckram; (pencil annotations in some margins, margin chipped to one plate, inner hinge strengthened). Washington: GPO, 1884. Good.

Comments: 48th Congress, 1st Session, Senate. Ex. Doc. No. 204. Ex-libris from the American Museum of Natural History. The title page has been bound in at the end. The last page of text lacks bottom margin and has been bound in sideways.

Binding: hardcover
Condition: good
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 167074


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