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Lot 77: Nightingale, Thomas. Oceanic Sketches, 1835

1014: Rare Books & Manuscripts

by Addison & Sarova Auctioneers

November 5, 2016

Macon, GA, USA

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  • Nightingale, Thomas.  Oceanic Sketches, 1835
  • Nightingale, Thomas.  Oceanic Sketches, 1835
  • Nightingale, Thomas.  Oceanic Sketches, 1835
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Description: Nightingale, Thomas. OCEANIC SKETCHES. London: James Cochrane & Co., 1835. 8vo. x, [2], 132, 8 (ads) pp. Frontis and 4 (of 5 plates), retaining the hand-colored plate but lacking the "Marquesan Hut" plate (according to list.) Original cloth retaining a bit of its original texture and spine label, tears to hinges and some chips to spine, front board loose but holding, corners bumped with slight loss, half-title and frontis detached, small bookseller's label to front pastedown and another to rear pastedown. Contents with consistent age-toning, three plates with large but very faded water-stains, a few instances of soiling/thumbing, and some creases to several corners. Good overall, untrimmed and generally as issued in publisher's cloth. ***************************************** First edition of this scarce work recording the author's travels in parts of South America and the Pacific Islands (including the Galapagos, Marquesas, Cook, Samoan and Society Islands.) [Sabin 55303; Abbey, Travel 599]

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