Deck and Port; or, Incidents of a Cruise in the United States Frigate Congress to California.
New York: A.S. Barnes, 1850. Long title: Deck and Port; or, Incidents of a Cruise in the United States Frigate Congress to California. With Sketches of Rio Janeiro, Valparaiso, Lima, Honolulu, and San Francisco.
First Edition. In black blind stamped boards, with gilt illustration of ship on front board, and gilt titles to spine. Boards are slightly rubbed. An important historical account of the post-war voyages of the USS Congress. Frontispiece portrait of Commodore Stockton, plus four colour plates. Howes' C624 makes this the first issue as it has printed endpapers (advertisements); these are blank endpapers in later issues. Small previous owner name and date to front. Complete with map on page 12. 490 pages. Foxing throughout. 190 x 135 mm (7½ x 5¼ inches).