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Transatlantic Sketches

ALEXANDER, J[ames] E[dward]

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ALEXANDER, J[ames] E[dward]. Transatlantic Sketches, Comprising Visits to the Most Interesting Scenes in North and South America, and the West Indies. With Notes on Negro Slavery and Canadian Emigration. London: Richard Bentley, 1833. 2 Vol, 8vo. 1st ed. xxiii,384;xiii,320 pp. Frontis., 9 full page plates, map. Orig. 1/2-calf and marbled paper covered boards with gilt-lettered black morocco spine labels. Slightly rubbed, but a very good plus set with the engraved armorial bookplate of J.D. Stokes on each front pastedown. HOWES A-117. The travels of a British army officer in the Americas in 1831. "The author, a captain in the Forty-second Highlanders, passed through the South en route to the East and Canada after touring British South America and the West Indies. He landed at New Orleans and traveled up the Mississippi to Memphis, thence overland in a four-horse wagon to Nashville, and by stage to Louisville and Cincinnati. Alexander was too much a soldier and too well-seasoned a traveler to be greatly disturbed by the primitive conditions he found in the South, particularly in Tennessee and Kentucky; and on the whole he was not unfriendly, although he disliked slavery and the republican form of government. He was amused by the hasty eating at a Nashville inn and by the equalitarianism which placed him at the same table with a tailor who had just previously pressed his coat." --Clark III, 3. While Alexander disapproved of slavery, he opposed immediate emancipation and was critical of abolitionists. Bookseller Inventory # 54107

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Title: Transatlantic Sketches

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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