London: Reprinted for J. Johnson, 1794. xxiv,520pp. plus seven engraved plates (one folding) and folding map, pp. index, and leaf of binding directions. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Mico Chlucco. Contemporary blue paper-covered boards, rebacked in period paper. Very good. Uncut. Item #WRCAM31856D
Styled the "Second Edition in London" on the titlepage. One of the classic accounts of southern natural history and exploration, with much material on the southern Indian tribes. For the period, Bartram's work is unrivaled. "...[He] wrote with all the enthusiasm and interest with which the fervent old Spanish friars and missionaries narrated the wonders of the new found world...he neglected nothing which would add to the common stock of human knowledge" - Field. "Unequalled for the vivid picturesqueness of its descriptions of nature, scenery, and productions" - Sabin. The folding map shows the eastern coast of Florida, from the River St. John to near Cape Canaveral. Chapter VI is entitled "Language and Manners [of the Muscogulges and Cherokees]."
This wide-margined, uncut copy in boards is complete with the "Directions to the Binder" leaf in the rear, which is often lacking. CLARK I:197. HOWES B223, "aa." PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 305. SERVIES 696. SABIN 3870. VAIL 852. FIELD 94. REESE, FEDERAL HUNDRED 33 (ref).