Apr 08, 2021 - Sale 2563

Sale 2563 - Lot 256

Price Realized: $ 562
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 500
Cranz, David (1723-1777)
The History of Greenland: Containing a Description of The Country, and Its Inhabitants.

London: Printer for the Brethren's Society for the Furtherance of the Gospel among the Heathen: and sold by J. Dodsley, et alia, 1767.

First edition in English, two octavo volumes, illustrated with nine plates, including six folding (of which two are maps); bound in contemporary uniform tree calf, with gilt-tooled spines, rebacked, original spines replaced, 8 1/4 x 5 in.

The English translation was done by Bishop John Gambold (1711-1771), of the Moravian Church. The work focuses on the church's missionary work on the island, but also summarizes Greenland's early history, settlement, and natural history.

ESTC T144569; Sabin 17417.

Provenance: from the Stephen White Collection.