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Lot 1118: Joseph Sansom TRAVELS IN LOWER CANADA 1820 First Edition Antique Travel & Exploration Colonial North America Engraved Frontispiece 19th Century Deluxe Private Binding
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Travels in Lower Canada, with the Author's Recollections of the Soil, and Aspect; the Morals, Habits, and Religious Institutions, of That Country.
Author: Joseph Sansom
Publisher: Printed for Sir Richard Phillips and Co.
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: iv/116 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: From the preliminary observations:
We have hitherto had no accounts of Canada written by American travellers [sic] . . . The Author of the following work . . . had no idea of any thing more than a simple narrative of a journey . . . But the composition insensibly assum[ed] a more historical and scientific form.
Condition / Notes: This is the scarce first edition of this work, rebound in a 19th-century deluxe private binding. The antique volume is bound in red half-leather with marbled paper covers and stamped gilt lettering/ornamentation on the spine and covers. There is light rubbing at the edges, gutters, and corners. The front binding is cracked between the front flyleaf and the first blank preliminary. The book is adorned with marbled endpapers. The engraved frontispiece depicts Quebec. The pages show moderate age toning and occasional foxing/smudging.
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