New York: Published by James Easburn & Co., 1818. xvi,505pp. plus p. of errata. Original paper boards, untrimmed. Spine paper worn and partly perished, but a very nice copy in original condition. Contemporary ownership signature of American diplomat James D. Biddle on front pastedown and titlepage. Item #WRCAM47535
An exhaustive work by this lawyer and much-published author, covering all areas of the United States. Individual chapters cover commerce, manufactures, finances, habits and manners of the people, and the work concludes with a chapter on the state of Europe at the time. "The author regards public questions from the Federalist standpoint, and generally believes in a vigorous policy. He is quick to note the absurd statements which have been made by foreign writers" - Larned. James Biddle, the owner, later negociated the first U.S. treaty with China. HOWES B785. SABIN 8050. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 43445. LARNED 2836. GOLDSMITHS 22008 (English edition). KRESS C.23 (note).