London: Macmillan and Co, 1877.
First edition. Portrait and 42 plates and charts (many folding, some colored). xxx, 424; xiv, 396. 2 vols. Large 8vo. Bounds in modern three quarters mottle brown morocco and marbled boards. Fine. Signed on title-page by P. Adamson, R.N. in both volumes Spence 1197. Item #316678
Thomson's account of the voyage round the world in the Challenger, a steamship: "chiefly an abstract of the less technical portions of my own journal for the first year of the voyage of the Challenger (1873), and the early part of the fourth year (1876), when she again traversed the Atlantic on her way home." (Preface). He is the father of Oceanography.
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