Retrospect of Western Travel


Published by Saunders and Otley, London, 1838
From Riverrun Books & Manuscripts (Hastings on Hudson, NY, U.S.A.)

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Three volumes, octavo. Contemporary half calf, marbled boards, black morocco lettering-pieces. Includes travels and observations in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Louisiana; a voyage down the Mississippi on the "Henry Clay"; descriptions of life in New Orleans, etc."No one who wishes to form a correct and enlarged view of the character, institutions, resources, and prospects of America, should fail to peruse Miss Martineau's volumes" (Eclectic Review, quoted in Sabin 44940). Howes M-348. Some pale dampstaining in vol. 1, portion of free endpaper excised in vol. 3, rebacked preserving original spines, without half-titles. Bookseller Inventory # 400575

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Title: Retrospect of Western Travel

Publisher: Saunders and Otley, London

Publication Date: 1838

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First edition.

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