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Lot 1177: Edward P Vining AN INGLORIOUS COLUMBUS 1885 Antique Author-Signed World History Discovery Of America Maps
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: An Inglorious Columbus; or, Evidence That Hwui Shan and a Party of Buddhist Monks from Afghanistan Discovered America in the Fifth Century, A. D.
Author: Edward P. Vining
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
City: New York
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxiii / 788 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this work. This antique volume is bound in green cloth covered with stamped black illustrations as well as stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation on the spine and front cover. There is mild external wear to the extremities of the exterior, and a small ding to the spine cover. The hinges are cracked.
The text block is adorned with patterned endpapers. There is a frontispiece map of Hwui Shan's route. The pages are clean and bright. This work contains numerous illustrations.
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