• Travel, Science and Natural Hi auction at Christies

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    Travel, Science and Natural History

    22 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 203

    FELLOWS, Charles (1799-1860). A Journal written during an Excursion in Asia Minor ... 1838. London: John Murray, 1839. Large 8° (246 x 173mm), etched frontispiece, double-page engraved map, 20 lithographic plates, wood-engravings, after Fellows. (Some spotting to plates, creasemark to title.) Original green cloth gilt (corners bumped, front free endpaper cut away). Provenance: S.E. Widdrington, Newton Hall (bookplate). FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL CLOTH. The author's 1838 explorations into the interior of Asia Minor led to the discovery of a number of cities existing before 300 BC, including Xanthus and Tlos. Atabey I, 424; Blackmer 578.

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    FELLOWS, Charles (1799-1860). A Journal written during an Excursion in Asia Minor ... 1838. London: John Murray, 1839. Large 8° (246 x 173mm), etched frontispiece, double-page engraved map, 20 lithographic plates, wood-engravings, after Fellows. (Some spotting to plates, creasemark to title.) Original green cloth gilt (corners bumped, front free endpaper cut away). Provenance: S.E. Widdrington, Newton Hall (bookplate). FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL CLOTH. The author's 1838 explorations into the interior of Asia Minor led to the discovery of a number of cities existing before 300 BC, including Xanthus and Tlos. Atabey I, 424; Blackmer 578.

    DE BODE, Clement Augustus. Travels in Luristan and Arabistan. London: J. Madden, 1845. 2 vols, 8° (224 x 140mm), titles with wood-engraved vignettes, 15 wood-engraved and lithographic plates including frontispieces, 2 folding engraved maps. (Frontispieces heavily spotted, some spotting to other plates, particuarly final lithograph in vol. I, spotting also affecting title and preliminaries to vol. II.) Original purple embossed cloth (corners bumped). FIRST EDITION, describing the author's discovery of ruined cities. Wilson. p. 26; and 4 other works on the Middle East and Bokhara, two by John Carne. (7)


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