Lot 75 of 305:
Washington Irving Astoria 1st English Edition  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$144
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Astoria; Or, Enterprise Beyond the Rocky Mountains

Author:
Irving, Washington

Place:
London

Publisher:
Richard Bentley

Date:
1836

Description:
3 volumes. (iii)-xvi, 317; x, 320; viii, 294 pp. (8vo), later half calf and marbled boards, spines gilt, morocco labels. First English Edition. Significant history of the early fur trade in the Pacific northwest by the leading man of America letters, written at the instigation of J.J. Astor. Wagner-Camp states that "This lengthy history of John Jacob Astor's venture into the fur trade on the Pacific Coast is based in part on a revised transcript of the journal of Robert Stuart and the Journals of Wilson Price Hunt and Ramsay Crooks, which were for a time in the possession of Astor..." Tweney was of the opinion that "Irving's Book is indispensable to the student of early western history, and all collectors will want at least several editions in their libraries." This English edition was issued without a map. Field 761; Howes I81; Sabin 35130; Tweney 34; Wagner-Camp 61:2. Bookplate of John M. McClelland, Jr. in first volume.

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Condition:
Spines chipped, bindings worn; some foxing; good.


 
Item number:
212162
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