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Auction 157, Lot 779

"[Lot of 2] The Discovery of North America [and] The Exploration of North America 1630-1776",

Subject: References

Period: 1972-74 (published)

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A. The Discovery of North America, by W.P. Cumming, R.A. Skelton, and D.B. Quinn, published 1972 (9.3 x 12.1"). This extensive textual history, profusely illustrated, covers early explorations across the Atlantic to 1633. It is an important reference for any library. 304 pp. with 370 plates, 75 in color. Hardbound in black cloth with gilt titles and an illustrated dust jacket protected by a Mylar sleeve. Condition: Covers near fine with minor toning along the edges of the pages. There is light soiling and toning on the dust jacket. (B+)

B. The Exploration of North America 1630-1776, by W.P. Cumming, S.E. Hillier, D.B. Quinn, and G. Williams, published 1974 (9.3 x 12.3"). This reference was written by four experts in American history and cartography. The book is a follow-up to The Discovery of North America, presenting a well documented and meticulous survey of European expansion in the New World, featuring eye-witness accounts and narratives of the explorers and settlers. Each chapter contains a historical survey of the opening up of new land and the main exploration routes. 272 pp, 400 illustrations, 47 in full color. Hardbound in original green cloth with gilt title on spine, and a pictorial dust jacket protected by a Mylar sleeve. Condition: Covers fine with a hint of toning along the top edge of the pages. (A)

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Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $60

Closed on 5/4/2016

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