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PUBLICATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES EXPLORING EXPEDITION

Agassiz, Louis. Ichthyology. Vols. 21 and 22. (Never printed).

Baird, Spencer F., and Charles Girard. Herpetology. Vol. 20. Philadelphia: C. Sherman, 1858.

Brackenridge, William D. Botany. Cryptogamia. Filices. Vol. 16. Philadelphia: C. Sherman, 1854.

Cassin, John. Mammalogy and Ornithology. Vol. 8 and Atlas. Philadelphia: C. Sherman, 1858.

Dana, James D. Zoophytes. Vol. 7. Philadelphia: C. Sherman, 1846.

———. Geology. Vol. 10. Philadelphia: C. Sherman, 1849. With Atlas, New York: George Putnam, 1849.

———. Crustacea. Vols. 13-14. Philadelphia: C. Sherman, 1855.

Gould, Augustus A. Mollusca and Shells. Vol. 12. Philadelphia: C. Sherman, 1852, 1857.

Gray, Asa. Botany. Phanerogamia. Vol. 15. Philadelphia: C. Sherman, 1854.

———. Botany. Phanerogamia. Part 2. Vol. 18. (Never printed).

Hale, Horatio. Ethnography and Philology. Vol. 6. Philadelphia: C. Sherman, 1846.

Peale, Titian Ramsay. Mammalia and Ornithology. Repressed on publication in 1848. Rpt. with an Introduction by Kier B. Sterling. New York: Arno Press, 1978.

Pickering, Charles. Races of Man. Vol. 9. Philadelphia: C. Sherman, 1848.

———. Geographical Distribution of Animals and Plants. Vol. 19. (Printing never completed; parts 1 and 2 issued by the author privately in 1854 and 1876, respectively).

Sullivant, William, et al. Botany. Cryptogamia. Vol. 17. Philadelphia: 1874. (Never officially distributed).

Wilkes, Charles. Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition. Vols. 1-5. Philadelphia: C. Sherman, 1844.

———. Meteorology. Vol. 11. Philadelphia: 1851.

———. Hydrography. Vol. 23. Philadelphia: 1858.

———. Physics. Vol. 24. (Never printed).

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