Address, on the Subject of a Surveying and Exploring Expedition to the Pacific Ocean and South Seas.; Delivered in the Hall of Representatives on the evening of April 3, 1826...with correspondence and documents

New York: Harper, 1836. First edition. Disbound, lacking wrappers, scattered foxing. 300 pp. Signed and inscribed "with the compliments of J.N. Reynolds New York Oct. 25, 1836" on the front endpaper. Item #33041

This address was the climax of Reynolds's decade of agitation for an exploring expedition, which resulted in 1838 in the United States Exploring Expedition under the command of Charles Wilkes. The address lays out the political and economic conditions, and the need for and benefits of such an expedition. Reynolds includes a summary of Pacific exploration, with comments. The extensive correspondence appended brings supporting voices from many scientists. Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography, 1023; Haskell, The United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 and its Publications 1844-1874, 203.

Price: $750.00

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