• 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 174

    LYON, George Francis (1795-1832). A Narrative of Travels in northern Africa, in the years 1818, 19, and 20; accompanied by Geographical Notices of the Soudan, and of the the course of the Niger. London: Thomas Davison for John Murray, 1821.

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    LYON, George Francis (1795-1832). A Narrative of Travels in northern Africa, in the years 1818, 19, and 20; accompanied by Geographical Notices of the Soudan, and of the the course of the Niger. London: Thomas Davison for John Murray, 1821.

    4o (265 x 208 mm). Folding engraved map, 17 hand-colored lithographic plates after Lyon, by M. Gauci, G. Harley or D. Dighton, occasional small wood-engraved illustrations. (Offsetting and small tears to map, some light staining.) Contemporary black half morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt (light wear to spine and edges).

    FIRST EDITION of this description of an expedition to Tripoli and Mouzouk. "An important work" (Blackmer). Abbey Travel I, 304; Blackmer 1044; Gay 2780; Tooley 311.


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