Travels through the states of North America and in the provinces of upper and lower Canada
Travels through the states of North America and in the provinces of upper and lower Canada
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Travels through the states of North America and in the provinces of upper and lower Canada

ISAAC WELD, 1799

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Travels through the states of North America and in the provinces of upper and lower Canada
Isaac Weld, 1799
WELD, Isaac (1774-1856). Travels through the states of North America, and in the provinces of upper and lower Canada, during the years 1795, 1796, and 1797. London: John Stockdale, 1799.

First edition in original boards of “one of the most popular narratives of the day” (Federal Hundred). Isaac Weld traveled through North America in the late 18th century and recorded his adventures in a wry series of letters. His “distaste for American frontiersmen and the coarseness of manners in the United States would prove typical of English travelers for decades to come … the engraved plates are after sketches by the author. The map shows the East Coast of America south through North Carolina, with an inset map of South Carolina, and west through the Great Lakes region. The Weld narrative was reprinted probably more than that of any other European traveler in Federal America” (Federal Hundred). Sabin 102541; Federal Hundred 78; ESTC T110539; Howes W-235.

Quarto (284 x 217mm). Errata slip pasted to p. viii, 15 engraved views and plans, large folding map hand-colored in outline; slip of poetry from George Cooke’s Elements of Modern Geography pasted to title below imprint (some toning and spotting, including to plates). Original boards, remains of printed paper label (spine perishing). Custom cloth box.

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