• 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 73

    HOOKER, William Jackson (1785-1865). Journal of a Tour in Iceland in the Summer of 1809. Yarmouth: J. Keymer "Not Published," 1811.

    Price Realised  

    HOOKER, William Jackson (1785-1865). Journal of a Tour in Iceland in the Summer of 1809. Yarmouth: J. Keymer "Not Published," 1811.

    8o (211 x 130 mm). Hand-colored engraved frontispiece, 3 engraved plates (2 folding), final errata leaf. (Lacks half-title, some light offsetting.) Contemporary calf, spine gilt (joints splitting at lower spine end).

    FIRST EDITION, PRIVATE ISSUE, printed only in a small number of copies for the author's friends. An important work on the natural history of Iceland, especially its botany. Pritzel 4207; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 2986.


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