Coppinger, R. W. CRUISE OF THE "ALERT." Four Years in Patagonian, Polynesian, and Mascarene Waters. (1878-82). By R. W. Coppinger, M.D. (Staff-Surgeon Royal Navy, C.M.Z.S.) With Sixteen full-page Woodcut Illustrations from Photographs by F. North, R.N., and from Sketches by the Author. Demy 8vo, Second Edition; pp. xvi, 256; 16 plates, 2 text illustrations, general & natural history indices; original olive-green gilt & red pictorial cloth (spine dull & faded, as usual); all edges gilt; a very nice copy; scarce. London; W. Swan Sonnenschein and Co.; 1885.
***Ferguson 8683; Spence 320 (first edition of 1883 only); Renard 373. Of smaller format than the similarly bound first edition, this interesting work includes the survey of the Straits of Magellan, and investigations of the nature and exact position of reefs in the South Pacific; also surveys of parts of the northern and western coasts of Australia. There are a few plates illustrating the natives of Tierra del Fuego and Australia, and their implements and drawings. #19376

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