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* BEEBE, Charles William (1877-1962). Galapagos. World's End. New York: G.P. Putnam's at the Knickerbocker Press, 1924.
4to. 9 color plates after paintings by Isabel Cooper, portrait, map, & 80 monochrome illustrations. Original publisher's cloth gilt; original gilt-lettered cloth dust jacket (a few pale stains).
LIMITED EDITION, the "Author's Autograph Edition," number 74 of 100 copies on handmade paper SIGNED BY BEEBE. In 1923, Beebe sailed as a naturalist on the Harrison Williams Galapagos Expedition aboard the 'Noma.' Their route took the party from New York to Florida, Cuba, through the Panama Canal to the Galapagos, with the purpose of collecting and studying rare species of animal and marine life. Copies of the limited edition are rare.