Philadelphia: A. Small, E. Parker, E. Littell, and Marot & Walter, 1825. 131pp. Contemporary drab boards; rebacked with later red cloth, colored paper label on front cover. Corners worn. Front inner hinge separated from text block. Lightly foxed. Good. Item #WRCAM48486
First American edition of Hall's compendium of information about Colombia, first published in London in 1824, with summaries of the geography, climate, soil, agriculture, society, and commerce. The second part of the text is devoted to "inducements to emigration" and includes remarks on the "natural advantages of emigration to Colombia, disposition of the government towards foreign settlers, character of the inhabitants as it affects foreign settlers, modes of emigration and description of persons most proper for this purpose, preparations necessary, choice of place, difficulties arising from differences of language, customs, and religion, and diseases of the climate." SHOEMAKER 20787.