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A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in All Parts of the World; Many of Which are now Translated into English

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Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500
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Title: A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in All Parts of the World; Many of Which are now Translated into English Author: Pinkerton, John Place: London Publisher: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme Date: 1808-14 Description: 17 volumes. Numerous engraved plates including a few maps. (4to) 10½x8¼, 20th century red buckram, leather spine labels lettered in gilt. "This collection is of great value for its texts, which are sometimes given entire and sometimes abridged, with as much use as possible of the traveler's own language. Volume 17 contains a retrospect of the origin and progress of discovery by sea and land, an extensive catalogue of books of voyages and travels, and a general index". (Hill 1361) "A collection of great merit and importance. Several northern voyages are included in the first volume, and vols. XI. to XIV., which relate mostly to America..." (Sabin 62957). Lot Amendments Condition: Library numbers on versos of title pages but no other apparent library markings. Some light wear and soiling to cloth, a few corners bumped; foxing, a few leaves with chips or short tears; else very good. Item number: 206860

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Auction house: PBA Galleries
Title: Sale 420: Americana - Cartography - Gene Gammel Collection of Cowboy Toys & Memorabilia, Part I
Date of the auction: 21 Jan 2010
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