• The Wolfgang A. Herz Library:  auction at Christies

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    The Wolfgang A. Herz Library: Important Voyages and Travels

    9 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 49

    [WORLD]. -- TYERMAN, Daniel and George BENNETT. Journal of Voyages and Travels in the South Sea Islands, China, India, &c. Between the Years 1821 and 1829. Compiled by James Montgomery. Boston: Crocker and Brewster and New York: Jonathan Leavitt, 1832.

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    [WORLD]. -- TYERMAN, Daniel and George BENNETT. Journal of Voyages and Travels in the South Sea Islands, China, India, &c. Between the Years 1821 and 1829. Compiled by James Montgomery. Boston: Crocker and Brewster and New York: Jonathan Leavitt, 1832.

    3 volumes, 12o (190x 117 mm). Half-titles. Two engraved frontispiece portraits and 4 engraved plates (some spotting). Original cloth, paper spine labels (spines faded, some rubbing).

    FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Based principally on Tyerman's journals and edited after his death by James Montgomery, the works records the experiences of the two missionaries in Tahiti, the Hawaiian and Leeward Islands, New South Wales, New Zealand, China, and India. See Hill I, p. 295-296.

    [With:] ADAMS, William. The Modern Voyager and Traveller Through Europe, Asia, Africa, and America. London: Henry Fisher, Son, and P. Jackson, 1834-1836.

    4 volumes, 12o (155 x 100 mm). Engraved title-pages, 4 folding maps, and 44 hand-colored plates. Later 19th-century straight grained morocco gilt, spines gilt, edges gilt, by Bayntun. A fine set, with each volume providing travellers' accounts in each of the four continents. (71)


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