11-15-2015 11-15-2015
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2865B Boston
November 15, 2015 11:00 AMCalender
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Forbes, Captain Robert Bennet (1804-1889) The Voyage of the Jamestown on her Errand of Mercy.

$338$275
Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2865B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 15, 2015 11:00AM

Description:

Forbes, Captain Robert Bennet (1804-1889) The Voyage of the Jamestown on her Errand of Mercy. Boston: Eastburn's Press, 1847.
First edition, large octavo, with lithographic frontispiece of the Jamestown leaving Boston harbor on March 28, 1847, in publisher's brown cloth, tooled with blind corner pieces on front and back boards, titled in gilt on front board, rubbed, losses to head and tail of spine, front joint starting at foot; contents good; rare, with no copies appearing in the auction record, 9 1/4 x 5 1/2 in.
A joint resolution of Congress authorized the Navy to deploy the Jamestown under Captain Forbes, to deliver food to the Irish people, who were suffering from starvation during the great potato famine.
Estimate $400-600


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Keywords

Robert Bennet