Lot 17 of 382:
Europeans settle in the New World  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$390
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
An Account of the European Settlements in America
Author:
[Burke, Edmund, attributed]
Place:
London
Publisher:
R. & J. Dodsley
Date:
1760
Description:

[8], 324, [8] pp.; [12], 308 pp. With two folding engraved maps by Emanuel Bowen. (8vo) 20x12 cm (7¾x4¾"), period speckled calf ruled in gilt, raised spine bands, later ms. spine labels. Third Edition. 

Important history of the European expansion into the New World, called by Howes the "best contemporary account." He also notes that the work was "actually written by William Burke, but usually ascribed to his more famous kinsman who gave substantial help". The two maps, both dated 1747, are of North America and South America. Howes B974. Armorial bookplates of W. Wynne.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Some rubbing and wear to bindings, spine heads chipped, joints cracking; moderate darkening to contents, a few instances of marginal worming, a few marginal pencil checks, one ink notation; very good
 
Item number:
305771
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