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Maritime Arts at Auction

July 21, 2011 – July 22, 2011

Lot #67
Temp #255
Low Estimate $100.00
High Estimate $180.00
Last Updated July 22, 2011


(EXPLORATION) Three books. 1.) Shields, G. O., Cruisings in the Cascades. Rand McNally, Chicago, 1889. Text vignettes and 71 illus. O. Cloth with gilt decoration. 339 pp. Top of spine lightly rubbed and spine lightly faded. A narrative of travel, exploration, amateur photography, hunting and fishing, with special chapters on the grizzly bear, buffalo, trout fishing in the Rockies, sailing on Puget Sound, steamer travel and canoeing. 2.) Tytler, P. F., Historical View of the Progress of Discovery of the More Northern Coasts of America. Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh, 1832. 1st ed. Nine engravings and a folding map. 16mo. calf over older marble boards. 444 pp. Corners bumped but clean text. From the Earliest Period to the Present Time. With descriptive sketches of natural history of the North American regions, to which is added an appendix containing remarks on a late memoir of Sebastian Cabot, with a vindication of Richard Hakluyt. 3.) Williamson, J. A. (ed.), The Voyages of the Cabots. Argonaut Press, London, 1929. Limited edition, one of 1,050 copies on Japan vellum. Thirteen maps. Q. Vellum spine with cloth boards. 290 pp. Fine copy. And the English Discovery of North America Under Henry VII and Henry VIII. The knowledge of the Atlantic in the 15th century and the voyages of John and Sebastian Cabot, 1497-1527.

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