• Travel, Science and Natural Hi auction at Christies

    Sale 5489

    Travel, Science and Natural History

    22 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 154

    HOLMES, William Richard. Sketches on the Shores of the Caspian. London: Richard Bentley, 1845. 8° (222 x 140mm). 4 tinted lithographed plates, including frontispiece, 4 wood-engravings in text. (Two plates spotted, T4-5 with slight stain at upper margin, occasional marginal spots.) Original purple embossed cloth, uncut (fading to spine and rear cover). Provenance: S.E. Widdrington, Newton Hall (bookplate).

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    HOLMES, William Richard. Sketches on the Shores of the Caspian. London: Richard Bentley, 1845. 8° (222 x 140mm). 4 tinted lithographed plates, including frontispiece, 4 wood-engravings in text. (Two plates spotted, T4-5 with slight stain at upper margin, occasional marginal spots.) Original purple embossed cloth, uncut (fading to spine and rear cover). Provenance: S.E. Widdrington, Newton Hall (bookplate).

    FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL CLOTH. One of the most important reports of Persian travel to follow Jonas Hanway's accounts in the previous century. Wilson p. 98.


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