London. 1814. xx,363pp., plus folding map, handcolored in outline, and seventeen folding tables, with pp. of printer's advertisements and printer's notice. Original plain wrappers, slightly chipped, paper spine label. Verso of folding map reinforced on center fold at gutter margin. Advertisements bound at rear, printer's notice laid it between titlepage and contents. Untrimmed, very good in original condition. In a half morocco and marbled boardsslipcase and cloth chemise. Item #WRCAM52454
First English edition, after the French edition published in Paris the same year. Translated from the French by William Walton. Napoleon appointed the author "commissaire-general" of commercial relations with the United States, where Beaujour spent a decade. While he was contemptuous of Jeffersonian democracy, he recognized the rapidly growing commercial might of the United States and realized that eventually it would overshadow the power of Europe, with the balance of world trade shifting to the western hemisphere. Beaujour was a keen observer in the areas of his responsibility, and along with his prescient analysis, he supplies numerous statistics and tables on population, agriculture, industry, trade, and finance. "The English edition is extended with copious notes" - Clark. The handsome map of the United States shows the region as far west as New Mexico. HOWES B288. SABIN 4173. CLARK II:78. MONAGHAN 158. SERVIES 852.