• 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 259

    WELBY, Adlard (19th century). A Visit to North America and the English Settlements in Illinois, with a Winter Residence at Philadelphia; solely to ascertain the actual prospects of the emigrating agriculturist, mechanic, and commercial speculator. London: J. Drury, 1821.

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    WELBY, Adlard (19th century). A Visit to North America and the English Settlements in Illinois, with a Winter Residence at Philadelphia; solely to ascertain the actual prospects of the emigrating agriculturist, mechanic, and commercial speculator. London: J. Drury, 1821.

    8o (209 x 130 mm). Half-title, errata slip at end. Lithographed frontispiece and 13 lithographed plates. 19th-century polished calf (rebacked preserving original spine).

    FIRST EDITION. Welby describes the English Settlements in Illinois, but also Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Buck 150; Howes W-229; Sabin 102514.


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