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Lewis, Meriwether (1774-1809) and William Clark (1770-1838) Travels to the Source of the Missouri River and Across the American Contine

Auction:
2950B
Lot:
301
Sold for:
$6,150$5,000

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2950B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 30, 2016 11:00AM

Description:

Lewis, Meriwether (1774-1809) and William Clark (1770-1838) Travels to the Source of the Missouri River and Across the American Continent to the Pacific Ocean. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown, 1814. First British edition, large quarto, illustrated with the large folding engraved map, and five engraved plans on three plates, one page of publisher's ads at rear; bound in contemporary marbled boards, with a new calf spine, lacking the half-title, 10 1/2 x 8 1/4 in.
This text was first published in Philadelphia in two octavo volumes in the same year. The large folding map is of special importance, and is often found lacking.
Provenance: The Estate of David Spinney.
Estimate $12,000-15,000

Perforated stamp of Chicago Historical Society in leaf 17/18.


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Keywords

William Clark, David Spinney, London, Philadelphia, Book formats, Book publishing, Bookbinding, Crafts, Graphic design, Longman, Meriwether Lewis, Octavo, Paper art, Printing, Publishing, Visual arts

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