Lot 111 of 457:
Michaux's Travels the Allegany Mountains 1st Ed.  

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Title:
Travels to the Westward of the Allegany Mountains, in the States of the Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee, in the Year 1802

Author:
Michaux, F[rancois] A[ndre]

Place:
London

Publisher:
J. Mawman

Date:
1805

Description:

xvi, 350,  [2] ad pp. (8vo) 21x12.8 cm (8¼x5"), rebound in blue cloth, lettering on spine in gilt, First English Edition.

Lacks the large folding map this volume is often known for. The son of the noted French botanist Andre Michaux, Francois Michaux at age fifteen accompanied his father to America in 1785 when the former was commissioned by the French government to study the forest trees of North America. Returning to France in 1790 for the purpose of education, he came back to the U.S. in 1801 a trained botanist, and embarked upon the travels described in the present work. He was later captured by the British and held on Bermuda (resulting in a scientific study of that island), and went to the States once more upon his release. He is perhaps best known for his three-volume North American Sylva (Sabin 48704; Howes M579).


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Faint touches of wear to cloth; intermittent marginal foxing, textblock slightly toned; interior bright throughout; very good.


 
Item number:
301824
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