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Sketches, Historical and Descriptive, of Louisiana.

Estimate: US$300 - US$500
Price realised:  US$270
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Title: Sketches, Historical and Descriptive, of Louisiana. Author: Stoddard, Amos, Major Place: Philadelphia Publisher: Mathew Carey Date: 1812 Description: viii,172,175-488 pp.(8vo) 21.5x13 cm (8½x5"), period calf, spine with gilt design, morocco label with gilt lettering, With the bookplate of the Institute Free Library, Wilmington Delaware, on front pastedown. One of the classic early descriptions of upper and lower Louisiana, based on the author's service there in the previous decade as civil and military commandant. His book is one of the earliest historical treatises concerning the regions extending to the Pacific, including descriptions of Indian tribes of this virtually unknown wilderness. As the western boundary of Louisiana had not yet been established, there is some material of relevance to Texas. Howes S1021, "aa." Streeter Sale 1537. Graff 3994. Field 1505. Clark II:168. Raines, p.196. Sabin 91928. Rader 2984. Wagner-Camp 10c. Servies 840. Lot Amendments Condition: Wear and soiling to binding with areas of perished leather, upper joint split, library label at heel of spine; hinges cracked, library card pocket on rear pastedown, offsetting to endpapers, toning and scattered foxing; good or better. Item number: 277149

Informations about the auction
Auction house: PBA Galleries
Title: Sale 604: Americana - Travel & Exploration - World History - Cartography
Date of the auction: 15 Dec 2016
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