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June 2227, 2019
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LOT 165

Lot 165

William Agar Adamson (1800-1868)

William Agar Adamson (1800-1868)
Lot 165 Details
William Agar Adamson (1800-1868)


12mo., first edition, signed by the author with his bookplate and inscribed sororal dedication, hand coloured frontispiece, illustrated, in half calf pressed linen boards, published by Longman, Green, Longman and Roberts, London, B. Dawson and Son, Montreal, 1860
7.25 x 5 in — 18.4 x 12.7 cm

Estimate $500-$700

Realised: $330
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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William Agar Adamson (1800-1868)
  • William Agar Adamson (1800-1868)
  • William Agar Adamson (1800-1868)
  • William Agar Adamson (1800-1868)

William Agar Adamson was an Irish-Canadian clergyman and author and wrote for several Irish and British periodicals on subjects centered around sports and nature. The current lot was presented by the author to his sister Sarah Adamson in 1860, who, in turn,inscribed and presented it to her son James Adamson in 1881.


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LOT 165

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  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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