• 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 255

    TOWNSEND, John Kirk (1809-1851). Sporting Excursions in the Rocky Mountains, including a Journey to the Columbia River. London: Henry Colburn, 1840.

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    TOWNSEND, John Kirk (1809-1851). Sporting Excursions in the Rocky Mountains, including a Journey to the Columbia River. London: Henry Colburn, 1840.

    2 volumes, 12o (198 x 123 mm). 2 etched frontispieces. Modern half morocco gilt (even fading to spines).

    FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, following the American edition within a year. The author joined Wyeth's second expedition in 1834 and through his narrative provided detailed knowledge of the resources of the Far Northwest. The English edition, in which the author's name is given as Townshend, is the most desirable edition. Graff 4174; Howes T-319; Sabin 96383; Wagner-Camp-Becker 79.2. (2)


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