1855 HARPERS MONTHLY MAGAZINE bound VOL X 1854 55
This book is no longer for sale (sold on 2009-05-05)
Price : US $19.99
7 by 10 inches, 864 pages, profusely illustrated. December 1854 to May, 1855, complete.
Spine damaged and separated, hinge broken and just holding, first pages stuck together, typical paper faults of American books of this time period.
Wow - here's an except from Booklist about a book about the Darien Expedition:
'The 1854 U.S. Darien Exploring Expedition, led by navy lieutenant Isaac
Strain, was seeking a ship-canal route that would link the Atlantic and
Pacific Oceans. The men suffered from disease, exhaustion, deadly
insects, starvation, despair, and failure. Despite a two-year search by
Balf, author of The Last River, he was never able to find the
journals and notebooks kept by the group's 29 members. The journal
entries appeared in only one place, an account written by the then
best-selling historian Joel Tyler Headley. His story appeared over
three successive editions of the 1855 Harper's New Monthly, the
most thought-provoking periodical of the day. The men had overcome
unimaginable obstacles when they emerged from the rain forest after
five months; six members of the expedition had died.'
All three installments are in this volume.
Plus CHARLES DICKENS, W. M. THACKERAY, etc etc.
This book is sold (sold on 2009-05-05)
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