Lot 414: At Home in Fiji First Edition

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Lot 414: Author: Cumming, C. F. Gordon; Title: At Home in Fiji; Place Published: Edinburgh; Publisher: William Blackwood & Sons; Date Published: 1881; Description: 2 volumes, viii, [2], 293; vi, [2], 324 pp. With 7 autotype plates from drawings by the author; folding map. 20.3x14 cm. (8x5½"), period half calf & marbled boards, spines ruled & lettered in gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. First Edition.Observations on Fiji just after it had been acquired by Britain, by the noted traveler and artist C.F. Gordon Cumming. Bookplates of John Patrick Ford. Condition: Some rubbing to exteriors,some foxing in volume 1; else very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $300-500
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