Feb 04, 2016 - Sale 2404

Sale 2404 - Lot 256

Price Realized: $ 4,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
FIRST EDITION OF DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA TOCQUEVILLE, ALEXIS DE. De la Démocratie en Amérique. Hand-colored folding map. [4], xxiv, 367; [4], 459 pages. 2 volumes. 8vo, early 1/4 calf, minimal wear; toning and minor foxing. With half-titles. Without the second part issued in 1840. Paris, 1835

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first edition of the first part from 1835. Tocqueville's skeptical publisher had insisted on a print run of only 500 for this first edition, which sold out rapidly (Pierson, Tocqueville in America, 5). Hundreds of editions have followed since. The final two volumes were issued five years later. Clark, Old South, III:111; Howes T278 ("aa"); Sabin 96060.