Item #4505638 Sailing Directions for the West Coast of North America, embracing the coasts of Central America, California, Oregon, Fuca Strait, Puget Sound, Vancouver Island, and islands and rocks off the coasts of Central America and California. With an appendix… [with the second and third editions]. James F. Imray.

Sailing Directions for the West Coast of North America… [with the second and third editions]…
Sailing Directions for the West Coast of North America, embracing the coasts of Central America, California, Oregon, Fuca Strait, Puget Sound, Vancouver Island, and islands and rocks off the coasts of Central America and California. With an appendix… [with the second and third editions].

London: Imray, 1853, 1868 & 1881.

Octavo, [6, mispaginated i-iv, iv)], 232 pp. Frontispiece map/chart of San Juan Del Sur; woodcut illustrations in the text. Original blindstamped cloth, upper cover lettered in gilt, later paper backstrip laid on the cloth, with title.

Sailing directions for California and the West Coast during the age of the clipper ship

Extremely scarce first three editions (of three), and a significant gathering of sailing directions for those bound to California and the West Coast during the age of the clipper ship. Though all three are to some extent damaged and/or imperfect, nonetheless they contain a plethora of early maps of coastal ports and harbours from Canada to Central America.

Extremely scarce first three editions (of three), and a significant gathering of sailing directions for those bound to California and the West Coast during the age of the clipper ship. Though all three are to some extent damaged and/or imperfect, nonetheless they contain a plethora of early maps of coastal ports and harbours from Canada to Central America.

Barrett lists the 1868 edition (#1296) but not the 1853 first appearance. The last copy of the 1853 edition at auction made $1560 in 2015.

Condition Report: Main work: Slight split to lower joint at foot, significant browning or staining to text from p. 150 on, text loose in binding but holding. Second and third editions present but damaged and/or imperfect.

Price (AUD): $3,850.00

US$2,495.32   Other currencies

Ref: #4505638

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