The Arcturus Adventure: An Account of the New York Zoological Society's First Oceanographic Expedition (inscribed by the author)

By Beebe, William

SKU# 17851

$ 25.00

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 second 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.  During the Arcturus expedition he explored the Cocos and Galapagos Isles.  Beebe wrote numerous books on all aspects of natural history especially ornithology, marine biology, entomology and on travel and exploration.  This volume was inscribed by William Beebe to J. J. Lyng on July 28, 1926.  J. J. Lyng was inventor of early sound equipment for the film industry and vice-president of E.R.P.I.

Publisher G. P. Putnam's Sons
Publisher Place New York
Date Published 1926
Date Published Estimated No
Edition Second printing
Number of Volumes 1
Reprint No
Condition Very good
Condition Description The cloth edges show light wear, the gilt on the spine is a little dull, the outer edge of one endpaper is a little frayed; a tight copy in very good condition.
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