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Lot 51: Michaux's Exploration of the Allegheny Range

1014: Rare Books & Manuscripts

by Addison & Sarova Auctioneers

05 November 2016

Macon, GA, USA

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  • Michaux's Exploration of the Allegheny Range
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  • Michaux's Exploration of the Allegheny Range
  • Michaux's Exploration of the Allegheny Range
  • Michaux's Exploration of the Allegheny Range
  • Michaux's Exploration of the Allegheny Range
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Description: Michaux, Francois Andre. VOYAGE A L'OUEST DES MONTS ALLEGHANYS, DANS LES ETATS DE L'OHIO, DU KENTUCKY ET DU TENNESSEE, ET RETOUR A CHARLESTON PAR LES HAUTES-CAROLINES.... Paris. 1804. 8vo. vi, 312 pp. plus folding map. With half-title (front margin cropped.) 20th c. 1/4 red morocco over decorative boards, spine ruled and lettered in gilt, modern marbled (printed) endpapers. Map mounted on stub and with a few small tape repairs to verso, faded stain to title and half-title, else some light foxing in places. Overall quite clean and Very Good. An attractive example. ********************************************* "...The zest with which Michaux describes some of the wonders of the West in this brief and discursive journal is as pleasant as his intelligent discussion of economical facts, and puritan domesticity in the East...he gave his countrymen a correct and impressive idea of the products and promise of the great West, but more especially of Ohio and Kentucky" - Thomson. A classic travel narrative by one of the great early naturalists in America, later famous for his work on trees. With a handsome folding engraved map of the United States. HOWES M579. HUBACH, p.38. MEISEL III:365. SABIN 48703. THOMSON 822. MONAGHAN 1063. CLARK II:106. STREETER SALE 830.

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