Lot 1085
Two Maritime Books From the Golden Age of Sail
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
To include: Malham, John. The Naval Gazeteer; Or, Seaman's Complete Guide (Boston: W. Spotswood and J. Nancrede, 1797), Vol. I only of the first American edition, octavo, full calf, locations from "ABE" to "IND" with eight fold-out maps (front board disbound; foxing throughout; fair condition); Norie, J. W. London:
J. W. A New and Complete Epitome of Practical Navigation (Norie & Co., 1819), octavo, full calf (front board disbound; fair condition).

8.75 x 5.25 in.

The Lifelong Collection of Keith and Caroline Gray, Charlotte, NC. Keith and Caroline Gray were passionate about antiques, art, and history. Together they attended antique shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics. Both were longtime supporters of the Mint Museum in Charlotte, with Caroline serving in multiple capacities from docent to a member of the acquisitions board and trustee. Caroline translated her love of material culture into a successful career, becoming a certified property appraiser in Charlotte.