• Travel, Science & Natural Hist auction at Christies

    Sale 5809

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    15 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 105

    SEALE, Robert Francis (1791-1839). The Geognosy of the Island of St. Helena. London: Sedding & Turtle for Ackermann & Co., 1834. Oblong 2° (362 x 533mm). 11 lithographic plates after Seale, 10 of which hand-coloured and one hand-tinted, 8 mounted lithographic illustrations, 1 of which hand-coloured and 4 tinted. (Tear in the margin of the subscriber's leaf, lower outer corner of title, dedication leaf and first plate creased, most plates with some spotting, light soiling, staining or offsetting.) Contemporary half leather, lettered in gilt on the upper cover (extremities rubbed, hinges broken). Provenance: Philip Gosse (bookplate) -- Quentin Keynes (sold, Christie's, 07 April 2004, lot 91). FIRST EDITION. Abbey Travel I,317; BM(NH) IV,p.1889.

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    SEALE, Robert Francis (1791-1839). The Geognosy of the Island of St. Helena. London: Sedding & Turtle for Ackermann & Co., 1834. Oblong 2° (362 x 533mm). 11 lithographic plates after Seale, 10 of which hand-coloured and one hand-tinted, 8 mounted lithographic illustrations, 1 of which hand-coloured and 4 tinted. (Tear in the margin of the subscriber's leaf, lower outer corner of title, dedication leaf and first plate creased, most plates with some spotting, light soiling, staining or offsetting.) Contemporary half leather, lettered in gilt on the upper cover (extremities rubbed, hinges broken). Provenance: Philip Gosse (bookplate) -- Quentin Keynes (sold, Christie's, 07 April 2004, lot 91). FIRST EDITION. Abbey Travel I,317; BM(NH) IV,p.1889.


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