Lot 246: Weld's Travels Through North America 1799

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2016-01-13 11:46:39

Lot 246: Author: Weld, Isaac; Title: Travels Through the States of North America, and the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada, During the Years 1795, 1796, and 1797; Place Published: London; Publisher: John Stockdale; Date Published: 1799; Description: Two volumes. xxiii, [2], 427; xii, 376, [16] ad pp. 16 maps, plans, and views (drawn by the author), most illustrations fold out, first map handcolored. (8vo) period calf-backed marbled boards, gilt-lettered spine label. Second Edition.Travels through the former colonies of the eastern seaboard and into the Canadian provinces, with perceptive comments on the population, social mores, etc. There are plans of Washington, D.C. and Quebec, a view of Bethlehem, PA, etc. Howes notes that the author "thought Canada preferable to the States." Sabin 102541; Howes W235. Condition: Some wear and tear to bindings; hinges cracked; a few illustrations have small tears at creases and some have tape repair; bookplates, some foxing and darkening of pages; overall good to very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $400-600
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