Lot 497: Silliman's Travels, Second Edition

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Lot 497: Author: Silliman, Benjamin; Title: A Journal of Travels in England, Holland, and Scotland, and of Two Passages Over the Atlantic in the Years 1805 and 1806; Place Published: Boston; Publisher: T.B. Wait; Date Published: 1812; Description: 2 vols. 336; 359 pp. folding plate of Stonehenge in Volume II. 18x10.5 cm (7x4"), period calf with gilt morocco spine labels. Second EditionSilliman went to Europe at the behest of the Trustees of Yale College to collect various volumes with which to enlarge their library. He observed the ruins at Stonhenge while in England, and left an account of them illustrated with three rather idealized engravings. Condition: Moderate wear to covers, rubbing to edges and bumps at corners, hinges cracked; library bookplate affixed to paste-down page of vol. 2, browning to endpapers and foxing throughout; good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $150-250
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