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Auction 146, Lot 842

"[3 Volumes] De la Democratie en Amerique Tome I, II, and III",

Subject: Exploration and Surveys

Period: 1837 (published)


Color: Hand Color

4 x 6.4 inches
10.2 x 16.3 cm
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This is the 4th edition, published in Brussels, of this classic work first published in 1835. This book represents Alexis de Tocqueville's observation on American society and the effect of democracy on its people. The book is illustrated with a map of the United States which shows the routes of De Tocqueville's travels in America entitled Carte Des Etats-Unis d'Amerique (12.3x 14.8"). The map shows basic detail of the eastern half of the country with early railroads, canals and topography depicted. De Tocqueville's routes are shown in outline color. Three volumes: Volume 1 (332 pp.), Volume 2 (275 pp.), and Volume 3 (318 pp.). Hardbound in maroon cloth boards with gilt title and "Glasgow College Library" stamp on spine.


Condition: B+

The map is loose and in good condition with a binding trim at right and an associated 2" binding tear closed on verso with archival material. Contents are generally clean and tight and the covers show only minimal shelf wear with library plates on the inside front cover of each volume.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/4/2013