London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Browne, 1818. ,543pp., plus folding frontispiece map. Later three-quarter gilt calf and marbled boards. Bookplate on front pastedown. Small closed tear at outer margin of folding map, some offsetting on title. Light tanning and scattered foxing. Very good. Item #WRCAM51988
First edition. Hall was a British army officer. He arrived in New York and travelled up the Hudson to Albany and Canada, then went south to Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Harpers Ferry, Charlottesville, and Monticello, where he stayed with Jefferson for one night. He then visited Richmond, Petersburg, Raleigh, Fayetteville, China Grove, Georgetown and Charleston, South Carolina, from which he departed for England in February, 1817. Both Clark and Sabin note his remarkable lack of prejudice for a British visitor of that period, though Howes still describes the account as "unflattering." The appendix contains essays on slavery, American politics and character. The folding map depicts "The Niagara Frontier." HOWES H62. SABIN 29769. CLARK II:204 TPL 1095.