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12 December 2018

[Bird, Isabella].

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Lot 3

Estimate: £300 - £500
Sold For: £290

The Englishwoman in America, 1st edition, John Murray, 1856,
32 pp. publisher's catalogue to rear, contents toned, damp-staining to fore edges of front free endpaper and initial blank, inner hinges cracked, engraved bookplate (John Murray of Touchadam), contemporary bookseller's ticket and 2 other effaced labels to front pastedown, a few other minor spots and marks, original pink cloth, spine sunned and slightly marked, small chip to headcap, tips slightly bumped and worn, 8vo
Sabin 5545. First edition of the first book by 'the most notable woman traveller of her time' (ODNB). Rare in commerce.
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