SKETCHES OF AMERICA. A NARRATIVE OF A JOURNEY OF FIVE THOUSAND MILES THROUGH THE EASTERN AND WESTERN STATES OF AMERICA....

London. 1819. xv,454pp. Contemporary three quarter calf and marbled boards. Slightly rubbed, else very good. Item #WRCAM3318

Third edition of this "unflattering picture of the western frontier" (Howes) after the first edition of the previous year. The author was "deputed" by a number of families in England to ascertain whether or not America was worth emigrating to. He remained in the States from 1817 to 1818 and herein offers his observations on all aspects of the country, both east and west, including those on taxes, Blacks, New Orleans, farming, etc., as gleaned from his travels. HOWES F65. SABIN 23956. CLARK II:22. THOMSON 406.

Price: $225.00