Glasgow. 1823. In two volumes. xvi,333,; xii,384pp. Lacks half titles. Contemporary calf, spines gilt, leather labels. Minor wear to spines. Small modern sticker to front pastedowns. Internally bright and clean. Very good plus. Item #WRCAM50929
First edition. With varied commentary, ranging from Everett's founding of the North American Review at Harvard to the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Of particular note is Duncan's marking of an annual celebration of free blacks in Boston, consisting of a parade and special dinner. Negro slavery, he says, is "the bane of American prosperity." Once in Canada, Duncan travels through Niagra to Quebec and St. Lawrence, paying more heed to the Indian population than he did in the States. Included is his exposition on the moral responsibility of the white man to the Native American. With profiles of many noted universities, namely Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and the University of Virginia, of which Duncan writes: "From first appearances, there seems reason to anticipate that this proposed University will be a total failure..." An interesting piece of American travel. SABIN 21259. HOWES D561, "aa."