BREF OM DE FORENTA STATERNA, FORFATTADE UNDER EN RESA TILL AMERIKA, AREN 1818, 1819, 1820....

Stockholm: Eckstein, 1824. Two volumes bound in one. [4],ix,[1],108,113-242,[4, Errata]; [2],ii,v-viii,[243]-496pp. plus engraved additional titles, and one folding letterpress table. Incorrect pagination in first volume (pp.109-112 skipped, as called for), and the preliminaries of the second volume (numbered ii,v-viii, as issued). 20th-century red library buckram, gilt. Ex-library with deaccession stamp from Harvard College, with shelf mark and gilt-embossed stamp to spine, bookplate on front pastedown, some small unobtrusive ink stamps, and a small embossed blindstamp to the first titlepage and first page of text. A good copy. Item #WRCAM48839

Text volumes only of the first edition of this highly important and very rare United States view book. "One of the European artists to whom we owe a debt of gratitude for their skillful rendering of scenes in the young American republic is Baron Axel Leonhard Klinckowstrom. A Swedish aristocrat, Klinckowstrom spent three years in the United States (1818-20) as an official emissary of his country, traveling widely and taking a lively interest in all he saw" - Deak. This interest is made manifest in the present work, in the detailed and highly informative text. HOWES K201. DEAK 310, 322. SABIN 38053. STOKES 3:563.

Price: $400.00