The Arcturus Adventure: An Account of the New York Zoological Society's First Oceanographic Expedition

By Beebe, William

SKU# 17778

$ 19.00

Pp. xix, (i), 439; 8 color plates mostly of fish, 69 black-and-white photographs and maps.  Publisher’s original dark green textured cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, color pictorial endpapers of tropical reef fishes, top page edge in gilt, lg 8vo.  This is the first printing of the first edition.  William Beebe (1877-1962) is most remembered for the numerous expeditions that he conducted for the New York Zoological Society.  On some of these expeditions he took deep dives in the Bathysphere (this diving sphere was designed by Beebe designed for this purpose).  Beebe wrote numerous books on all aspects of natural history especially ornithology, marine biology, entomology and on travel and exploration.  No ownership marks and no signs of use.

Publisher G. P. Putnam's Sons
Publisher Place New York
Date Published 1926
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First edition
Number of Volumes 1
Reprint No
Condition Fine
Condition Description A fine (mint) copy.
Limited Edition