Paris: Chez Prault, 1786. Two volumes. ,390; ,362,pp., plus two folding maps and three folding plates. Half titles. Modern half calf and marbled boards, leather labels. Scattered foxing. Half titles repaired. Very good. Item #WRCAM923
The first complete edition of this narrative. One of the most notable of all American travel accounts during the Revolutionary period, based on the author's experiences as a major-general under Rochambeau. Chastellux was an enlightened and intelligent man, a member of the French Academy, and a perceptive observer of affairs in the new Republic. He journeyed through New England and Pennsylvania, and was Jefferson's guest at Monticello. Howes calls this work "the first trustworthy record of life in the United States." One map shows New England, and the other depicts Virginia. HOWES C324. CLARK I:212. SABIN 12227.