Paris. 1837. ,xvi,439; 504pp. plus folding map. Two volumes. Contemporary red half calf and marbled boards, spines gilt. Corners rubbed. Unopened. Near fine. Item #WRCAM47226
Fourth edition, augmented and corrected. Chevalier, later a well known economist, went to America to study public works for the French government. He spent two years in America, from 1833 to 1835. He had "a reputation among his contemporaries equal to that of Tocqueville and Beaumont," according to Clark, and his book "still remains as one of the most important French commentaries on the United States." He travelled extensively in the Northeast and the South, including Virginia, South Carolina, and New Orleans. CLARK III:20. HOWES C359. MONAGHAN 422. SABIN 12585.