Astoria, or Anecdotes of an Enterprise Beyond the Rocky Mountains.

London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1836.

Price: $1,750.00

About the item

First British edition, issued shortly after the American edition. xvi, 317 ,[3]; ix, [1], 320; vii, [1], 294 pp. Half-title in first volume. 3 vols. 8vo. Original drab paper over boards, printed labels, edges uncut . Signed and dated on title page Feby 17th 1838 James Brockett. BAL 10296; Wagner-Camp 61:2; Howes I-81; Field 761; Sabin 35129; Streeter 3347; LANGFELD & BLACKBURN, p.35; Forbes Hawaii 1004; Reese, The Best of the West , #56 (American Edition).

Item #305527

This is the most uncommon binding for this book which, when in the original state, is usually seen in cloth backed boards.  There is a half title in the first volume, but none is called for in the second and third.  The Stockhausen set was similarly bound, though uncut, and a special note was made in the sale catalogue: "Neither the NYPL Irving bibliography nor BAL note a copy of Astoria in this state..." (Part I, lot 265, $500, 1974).