NEW TRAVELS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. PERFORMED IN 1788.
Brissot de Warville, Jacques Pierre:
London. 1792. ,483,pp. Later brown cloth, original maroon gilt morocco label. Moderate contemporary notations and underscoring, otherwise internally quite clean. Very good. First English edition. Brissot de Warville was a leading Revolutionary and a driving force of the Girondin party, he died in the Terror. His narrative of this trip, made just before the Revolution, is an important work by one who had come "to study men who had just acquired their liberty." He travelled from Boston south as far as Virginia, where he visited with Washington for three days (making some interesting observations on Mount Vernon) and had a political dinner with James Madison. HOWES B784.
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