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SPRY, W. J. J. (William James Joseph)

The cruise of Her Majesty’s ship “Challenger” : voyages over many seas, scenes in many lands.

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/ By W. J. J. Spry, R.N. With map and illustrations. London : Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1877. Second edition. Octavo (220 x 150 mm), publisher’s blind-blocked and gilt-decorated green cloth over boards with bevelled edges (lightly rubbed, spine-ends softened); frontispiece plate, title with vignette portrait of Captain Nares; pp. xviii, 388, [24 publisher’s ads.]; folding map, lithographic plates and text illustrations; front hinge cracked, some occasional and light spotting; a very good copy.

The first published account of one of the major scientific voyages of the nineteenth century, the Challenger expedition of 1872-76, which helped lay the foundations of the modern science of oceanography.