January 15, 2020 01:00 PM EST Asheville, North Carolina


Lawson's History of Carolina, 1714 and 1860

[The History of Carolina; Containing the Exact Description and Natural History of that Country: Together with the Present State thereof. And A Journal Of a Thousand Miles, Travel'd thro' several Nations of Indians. Giving a particular Account of their Customs, Manners, etc.] by John Lawson (1674?-1711), London: W. Taylor and J. Baker, 1714, with folding engraved black and white map, bound in full blind stamped leather with five raised bands and morocco spine label; [The History of Carolina] by John Lawson, Raleigh: Strother & Marcom, 1860, bound in three quarter leather over marbled boards, with four raised bands and morocco spine label, Sabin 39452; Howes L155; Lawson surveys the land, the possibility for settlement, and the native plants and animals, and emphasizes the Indian inhabitants of the region, and includes a vocabulary

Provenance:Collection from an Important American Family


1714 edition with corners bumped, wear at extremities, one small closed tear on map, probably rebacked, front board detached, the 1714 edition is lacking the engraved animal plate; 1860 edition with rubbing to marbled paper boards, some wear at extremities, scattered light foxing to text

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