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Forty Etchings from Sketches Made with the Camera Lucida, in North America, in 1827 and 1828
Edinburgh: Cadell and Co.. Good. 1829. First Edition, First Printing; First Printing. Captain Basil Hall of the British Navy made these drawings using the camera lucida while traveling in North America, starting on the Eastern seaboard and traveling up the Mississippi to the confluence with the Missouri. Nice association: Ex libris William Walker, Scottish engraver well-known for his depiction of Robbie Burns. 20 plates containing 39 views, fold-out map. Quarter leather on brown cloth, marbled edges of text block. Boards are worn on edges, corners bumped. Foxing throughout. Howes H-46; 4to 11" - 13" tall .
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