Item #021485 TRAVELS THROUGH CANADA, AND THE UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA, IN THE YEARS 1806, 1807, & 1808. TO WHICH ARE ADDED, BIOGRAPHICAL NOTICES AND ANECDOTES OF SOME OF THE LEADING CHARACTERS IN THE UNITED STATES. John LAMBERT.

TRAVELS THROUGH CANADA, AND THE UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA, IN THE YEARS 1806, 1807, & 1808. TO WHICH ARE ADDED, BIOGRAPHICAL NOTICES AND ANECDOTES OF SOME OF THE LEADING CHARACTERS IN THE UNITED STATES

London: C. Cradock and W. Joy, 1813. Second Edition. Hardcover. First Issue (with title page dated 1813) of this Corrected and Improved Edition. Two octavo (5-1/4" x 8-1/2") volumes in contemporary polished calf leather rebacked at an early date with gilt-lettering on the spines; xxxiv, 544, [2]; viii, 532 pages. Illustrated with 18 engraved plates including a large hand-colored folding map frontispiece, a full-page hand-colored map of Quebec, 6 hand-colored costume engravings, and 10 engravings of views tinted by hand with a sepia wash. Lambert "admired the easy independence and happiness of the Canadians, and the rising prosperity and freedom of the Americans." Lambert traveled through New York, South Carolina (in Charleston he admired the beautiful women, tasteful homes, and treatment of slaves), Georgia (he was taken with the health and homes of the inhabitants of Savannah), Boston, Quebec, and Montreal. CLARK II-157: "written in a chatty and informal style"; HOWES L-40; LANDE 506: “The author travelled through New York, South Carolina, Georgia, Boston, Quebec, and Montreal, and gives important information as to trade, ship-building, and manufactures, as well as social sketches”; SABIN 38734. Later bookplates to pastedowns; some offsetting to maps and plates, scattered few stains, folding map with a patch on verso causing an area of browning near stub. Overall Very Good. Item #021485

Price: $1,500.00

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