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2V Hugh Murray HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF DISCOVERIES AND TRAVELS IN NORTH AMERICA 1829 Complete Set Folding Map United States Canada Polar Sea North-West Passage Emigration French and Spanish Expeditions into Florida New England Colonies Louisiana Revolution Industry and Commerce Climate Natural History

Title: Historical Account of Discoveries and Travels in North America; Including the United States, Canada, the Shores of the Polar Sea, and the Voyages in Search of a North-West Passage; with Observations on Emigration
Author: Hugh Murray - Hugh Murray was a Scottish geographer and author. Murray's major work was "The Encyclopædia of Geography, a Description of the Earth, Physical, Statistical, Civil, and Political" (London, 1834). He wrote the geographical part; the other sections were astronomy (William Wallace), botany (William Jackson Hooker), geology (Robert Jameson) and zoology (William Swainson). A supplement was published in 1843. The work contained 82 maps and over a thousand woodcuts. It was well received, and an American edition (1843) in three volumes was edited by Thomas Gamaliel Bradford. (Information Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green; and Oliver and Boyd
City: London
Year: 1829
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Pagination: 530, 556 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: This antique first edition set is decoratively bound in marbled paper with leather spines and gilt lettering, as well as marbled text block edges. Complete in two volumes, the first features a folding map of North America.

[Howes M.914]

From the Advertisement: “The series of bold adventure by which the coasts of North America were discovered and its colonies founded; the daring attempts to find a Northern Passage by its arctic shores; the unparalleled growth and extending power of the United States; with the openings which America affords to our emigrant population, --all these circumstances conspire to render that continent an object of peculiar interest.â€
Condition / Notes: These antique volumes display indications of age and wear, including shelfwear and rubbing. Both volumes have detached front boards and cracked rear hinges. Volume I is lacking two-thirds of its spine and the front free endpapers are detached. Both text blocks are sound. Text is clear and crisp through very mild age toning/foxing to clean pages. Personal library plates and small number and name labels are affixed to the front pastedown and front free endpapers. The folding map in volume I is backed with binding mull.

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Estimate $300 - $400Apr 21, 2019