New York: Putnam, 1858.
Folding map of the Paumotu Group, 8 engraved steel plates, 15 engraved steel vignettes in the text, many wood-cuts in the text. lx, 434pp. 4to, original brown cloth, gilt spine, spine ends worn and repaired, small area of wear to spine below top repair. corners bumped. cloth lightly soiled, inner hinge strengthened. New York: Putnam, 1858.
The list of illustrations lists a map of the world which is lacking in this copy. An 1858 reprinting of volume one of the Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition which was first published in 1845. Ex libris of the New Jersey Historical Society with their bookplate and rubber stamps in several margins. Included among the rubber stamps is the New Jersey Historical withdrawal stamp. A tight, bright copy.