• 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 306

    STEVENSON, William Bennett (fl. 1803-1825). A Historical and Descriptive Narrative of Twenty Years' Residence in South America. London: Hurst, Robinson, and Co., 1825.

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    STEVENSON, William Bennett (fl. 1803-1825). A Historical and Descriptive Narrative of Twenty Years' Residence in South America. London: Hurst, Robinson, and Co., 1825.

    3 volumes, 8o (217 x 136 mm). 7 engraved plates (one folding). 19th-century red calf gilt, spines gilt, marbled edges, by Ingalton of Eton with his ticket on front pastedown of first volume (some minor rubbing). Provenance: J. Leroy Nickel (bookplate); Hugh Craggs (bookplate).

    FIRST EDITION, recording Stevenson's observations of Peru, Ecuador, and Chile before and during their quest for independence from Spain. A British subject, Stevenson joined the revolutionists at Quito and was imprisoned by the Spanish at Concepcion, Callao, and Lima. Sabin 91611. (3)


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