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Lot 8

Americas.- Umfreville (Edward) The Present State of Hudson's Bay. Containing a full description of that settlement, and the adjacent country; and likewise of the Fur Trade..., first edition, for Charles Stalker, 1790.

 

Estimate: £1,000 - 1,500

Hammer Price: £1,100

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Americas.- Umfreville (Edward) The Present State of Hudson's Bay. Containing a full description of that settlement, and the adjacent country; and likewise of the Fur Trade..., first edition, half-title, 2 folding letterpress tables (one of imports & sales, the other of native languages), engraved plate of buffalo pound, lacking final advertisement leaf, light foxing, occasional staining to lower edge, first few leaves reinforced at inner margin, trace of stamp to foot of final leaf, later calf, spine gilt, uncut, spine a little faded, [Sabin 97702], 8vo, for Charles Stalker, 1790.

⁂ One of the earliest publications on the fur trade and a rather critical account of the business practices of the Hudson's Bay Company, for which the author worked for eleven years. ESTC lists only 4 locations in the UK.

Full Lot Details

Americas.- Umfreville (Edward) The Present State of Hudson's Bay. Containing a full description of that settlement, and the adjacent country; and likewise of the Fur Trade..., first edition, half-title, 2 folding letterpress tables (one of imports & sales, the other of native languages), engraved plate of buffalo pound, lacking final advertisement leaf, light foxing, occasional staining to lower edge, first few leaves reinforced at inner margin, trace of stamp to foot of final leaf, later calf, spine gilt, uncut, spine a little faded, [Sabin 97702], 8vo, for Charles Stalker, 1790.

⁂ One of the earliest publications on the fur trade and a rather critical account of the business practices of the Hudson's Bay Company, for which the author worked for eleven years. ESTC lists only 4 locations in the UK.