POESCH, Jessie American Philosophical Soc Memoirs 52 PEALE, Titian Ramsay
Title: Titian Ramsay Peale 1799-1885 And His Journals of The Wilkes Expedition. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, 1961,
Seller ID: 26707
POESCH, Jessie. Titian Ramsay Peale 1799-1885 And His Journals of The Wilkes Expedition. Philadelphia : American Philosophical Society, 1961.First Edition. Pp 214. Illustrated. Maps. 4to, illustrated grey cloth. Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society Volume 52. "The great opportunity and, ultimately, the great tragedy of his life came in 1838-1842, when he was a member of the Wilkes Expedition, for the greater part of four years exploring the islands in the vast reaches of the South Pacific. His journals, narrating the achievements and defeats of his career, incidentally reveal much of the methods, limitations and handicaps under which a nineteenth century student of wild life had to work. Peale's Wilkes Expedition diaries, publishedin their entirety for the first time, convey the flavor and texture of the day to day life of this far-flung venture, and depict for us such diverse scenes and people as Antarctic icebergs, Fiji Island warriors, missionariesin Samoa, Australian ranches, and encounters with the grizzly bears of Cal ifornia." - from the dj. Very good in dustjacket. 80.00