• The Wolfgang A. Herz Library:  auction at Christies

    Sale 2158

    The Wolfgang A. Herz Library: Important Voyages and Travels

    9 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 203

    CHASTELLUX, François Jean, Marquis de (1734-1788). Travels in North-America, in the Years 1780, 1781, and 1782. London: G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1787.

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    CHASTELLUX, François Jean, Marquis de (1734-1788). Travels in North-America, in the Years 1780, 1781, and 1782. London: G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1787.

    2 volumes, 8o (206 x 226 mm). 2 engraved folding maps and three folding plates (Some foxing.) Modern half calf, spines gilt (rubbing to joints).

    FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. Chastellux served as an officer under Rochambeau, under whom he travelled throughout New England and Pennsylvania, and was even a guest of Jefferson. His observations on life in the United States were very popular: before 1790, ten editions had been printed in three languages after the first edition in French of 1786. Sabin 12229; Howes C-324. (2)


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