America, Historical, Statistic, and Descriptive - 3 Volumes

Buckingham, J.S., Esq.

Published by Fisher, Son, & Co., London
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Title: America, Historical, Statistic, and ...

Publisher: Fisher, Son, & Co., London

Binding: Quarter-Leather

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In three volumes, dedication dated 1841. Book is an account of the author's visit to the U.S. in 1837 and as well as a description of his trip, it covers such diverse topics as: history of the various areas he visited, ie: New York, Washington, Baltimore, Buffalo, Rochester, Massachusetts, Providence, Plymouth, Pennsylvania, Albany, opinions on subject of slavery, Indian history, benevolent societies, churches, penitentiaries, national manners in America, history of the Shakers, comparison between English and American farmers, differences in the appearance of the females, etc., etc. Marbled boards, brown leather spines, black titling on spine labels, black and white frontispiece with tissue guard, illustrated with black and white engravings, fold-out map, page edges untrimmed. 504,563 and 596 pages. Corners and edges worn, covers rubbed, spines badly sunned, spine labels wrinkled and cracked, text block edges and page edges darkened, end papers darkened and foxed, frontispiece and tissue guard have damp damage, various small spots throughout text. Volume I has 6/8th inch missing at the bottom of spine - the piece is still present, bindings are tight. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Size: 8vo - over 7.75"-9.75" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 007094

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