Item #305527 Astoria, or Anecdotes of an Enterprise Beyond the Rocky Mountains. Washington Irving.
Astoria, or Anecdotes of an Enterprise Beyond the Rocky Mountains

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

London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1836.

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).

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