Boone (1934) Scientific Results of the World Cruise of the Yacht “Alva” – Crustacea Crabs Shrimp


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Boone, Lee. Scientific Results of the World Cruise of the Yacht “Alva”, 1931, William K. Vanderbilt, Commanding. Crustacea: Stomatopoda and Brachyura. Bulletin of the Vanderbilt Marine Museum
Volume V (New York: Privately Printed, 1934)

Octavo. 210 pages, illustrated in black and white photographs and line drawings. Hardcover, bound in blue cloth-covered boards with gilt title on front board and spine. First edition, first printing.

Condition: Ex-Library, University of Bridgeport. With all expected stamps and stickers.  Call numbers on spine. Minor shelf wear. Text is clean and binding solid showing possible reinforcement to binding by library (first free endpaper appears glued to pastedown).

“The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum is located in Centerport on the North Shore of Long Island in Suffolk County, New York, USA. Named for William K. Vanderbilt II (1878–1944), it is located on his former 43-acre (17 ha) estate, Eagle’s Nest.” – Wikipedia

William Kissam Vanderbilt II (26 October 1878 – 8 January 1944) was a motor racing enthusiast and yachtsman, and a member of the prominent American Vanderbilt family.

“In 1931, Vanderbilt had the Krupp shipyard in Keil, Germany build for him the 264 foot diesel yacht Alva. The Alva was donated by Vanderbilt to the U.S. Navy on November 4, 1941. The Alva was converted to a gunboat and commissioned as the USS Plymouth (PG-57) on December 29, 1941. The Plymouth was primarily employed as a convoy escort on the East Coast and in the Caribbean and was sunk by a torpedo from a German U-boat on August 4, 1943.” – Wikipedia