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TRAVELS TO THE WESTWARD OF THE ALLEGANY MOUNTAINS, IN THE STATES OF THE OHIO, KENTUCKY, AND TENNESSEE, IN THE YEAR 1802.

Michaux, F.A.:

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London: Printed for Richard Phillips, 1805. 96pp. Later marbled boards, gilt morocco spine label. Worn at joints and extremities. An occasional bit of light foxing. Good. Lacks the map. An abridged version of the second English edition of Michaux's travels in the Alleghenies, first published in Paris the year before. Michaux, one of the great naturalists of his age, journeyed from France to the United States, arriving at South Carolina in 1801. The main focus here is on the "western countries," and Michaux describes his travels west of the Alleghenies, in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, western Virginia, and Tennessee, with comments on Pittsburgh, Nashville, Lexington, Morgantown, the botany and trees of the region, coal mines, shipbuilding and navigation on the Ohio River, agriculture, commerce, and more. Lacks the map. HOWES M579. SABIN 48706. CLARK, OLD SOUTH II:106. Bookseller Inventory # 1204

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