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4 October 2017

Simpson (Alexander).

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Lot 143

Estimate: £150 - £200
Sold For: £500

The Life and Travels of Thomas Simpson, the Arctic Discoverer, 1st edition, 1845,
engraved portrait frontispiece, folding map, light toning and spotting, original broen blindstamped cloth, rebacked with original spine relaid, a little rubbed, 8vo, together with A Tarantasse Journey through Eastern Russia in the Autumn of 1856, by William Spottiswoode, 1st edition, 1857, folding map (torn without loss, a little frayed), six colour lithographed plates, scattered spotting, original green cloth, spine faded with splits, 8vo, plus Arctic Searching Expedition: A Journal of a Boat Voyage through Rupert's Land and the Arctic Sea, in search of the Discovery Ships under the Command of Sir John Franklin, by Sir John Richardson, 1st US edition, New York, 1852, wood-engraved illustrations, publisher's catalogue at end, some spotting, a couple of leaves roughly opened, previous owner signature, original cloth, 8vo, with eight others related, some defects

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