CLARK, Joseph G. LIGHTS AND SHADOWS OF SAILOR LIFE, AS EXEMPLIFIED IN FIFTEEN YEARS' EXPERIENCE, INCLUDING THE MORE THRILLING EVENTS OF THE U.S. EXPLORING EXPEDITION, AND REMINISCENCES OF AN EVENTFUL LIFE ON THE "MOUNTAIN WAVE". Boston: John Putnam, 1847. First Edition. 8vo. pp. 324. Red cloth, blindstamped front and back and stamped in gilt to front, back and spine. Corners bumped, head and tail of spine chipped. Front hinge weak. Endpapers toned, light foxing to margins throughout. An account of the Wilkes U.S. exploring expedition.