• 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 204

    CLUNY, Alexander (d. 1770?). The American Traveller: or, Observations on the Present State, Culture and Commerce of the British Colonies in America, in a Series of Letters... by an Old and Experienced Trader. London: E. and C. Dilly and J. Almon, 1769.

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    CLUNY, Alexander (d. 1770?). The American Traveller: or, Observations on the Present State, Culture and Commerce of the British Colonies in America, in a Series of Letters... by an Old and Experienced Trader. London: E. and C. Dilly and J. Almon, 1769.

    4o (280 x 220 mm). Engraved frontispiece, printed dedication signed in manuscript by Cluny and large engraved folding map (short tear to gutter margin of map). Original marbled wrappers, uncut; cloth folding case. Provenance: Leo S. Bing (sale Christie's New York, 18 December 2003, lot 243).

    FIRST EDITION. "Cluny describes the economic condition of the various colonies in America. He demonstrates the potentialities of the Hudson Bay trade and its restraint by the Hudson's Bay Company's monopoly..." (Lande 428); Howes C501; Sabin 13796.


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