Lot 35: Irving's Astoria, the Streeter copy, with map

PBA Galleries

2015-11-19 15:16:20


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Lot 35: Author: Irving, Washington Title: Astoria, or Anecdotes of an Enterprise Beyond the Rocky Mountains Place Published: Philadelphia Publisher: Carey, Lea & Blanchard Date Published: 1836 Description: 2 volumes. 285; 279 + [8] ad pp. Folding engraved map as frontispiece in Vol. II. (8vo) 22x13 cm (8?x5 ?"), blue cloth embossed with a pattern of cross-like stars, spines lettered in gilt. First Edition, First State. Fading to spines, some rubbing to ends and corners; 2?" stub tear to map into blank portion, no loss; near fine. Provenance: John Howell-Books, 9/79. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $500-800
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