30 April 2008
BOSWELL, James (1740-1795). The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson. London: Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1785.
8° (206 x 126mm). Half-title, E3, E4 and M4 cancels, final errata/advertisement leaf. (Very light spotting to gathering P.) Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spine compartments with red morocco lettering-piece and FFF stamp at foot (edges a little rubbed, joints cracking and spine lightly creased, head and tail caps a little worn). Provenance: Francis Ferrand Foljambe (binding). FIRST EDITION in unsophisticated condition, with pp.121, 237 and 299 in their second states. Rothschild 456.
BARRY, George (1748-1805). The History of the Orkney Islands. Edinburgh: Archibald Constable, 1805. 4° (273 x 209mm). Folding engraved map, 11 engraved plates. (3L3 roughly opened, 3M3 with chip to corner not affecting text.) Contemporary polished calf, gilt border, flat gilt spine, green morocco lettering-piece, marbled endpapers (upper joint splitting, covers and edges slightly rubbed). FIRST EDITION. (2)
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
No VAT on hammer price or buyer's premium.
From Connecticut to Kent in southeast England, homes with links to such classic works as Desire under the Elms, Lord of the Flies and The Deep Blue Sea
From the Costa Smeralda to Cannes via Monte Carlo — all from Christie’s International Real Estate
From woodcuts to lithographs and originals vs editions. Illustrated with works sold at Christie's