Voyage of the United States Frigate Potomac: Under the Command of Commodore John Downes, During the Circum-navigation of the Globe, in the Years 1831, 1832, 1833, and 1834

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Harper & Brothers, 1835 - Voyages around the world - 560 pages
 

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