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Travels in North-America, in the Years 1780, 1781, and 1782


Publication Date: 1787
From G.S. MacManus Co., ABAA (Bryn Mawr, PA, U.S.A.)

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CHASTELLUX, Francois J. Travels in North-America, in the Years 1780, 1781, and 1782 . Translated from the French by an English Gentleman, Who Resided in America at that period. With Notes by the Translator. London: Printed for G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1787. Vol. One is 1st English ed. Vol. Two is 2nd English ed. 2 Vols. xv,462; xii,432pp. Folding map frontis, three folding plates, folding map. Orig. paper-backed boards, housed in custom calf-backed folding box. Some abrasion to spines, light rubbing to corners and edges, contemporary paper label on front board of Vol. One, else very good or better untrimmed copy. HOWES C-324, "aa." Clark I:212. Sabin 12229. The first English language edition. A classic American travel narrative, called by Howes "the first trustworthy account of life in the United States." Chastellux was second in command of the French forces in America during the American Revolution. A member of the French Academy and an enlightened and perceptive man, his work describes his travels in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Virginia, and his visits with Washington and Jefferson, with much material relating to the Revolution. The maps trace the author's route, one showing Virginia and the other illustrating America from New Jersey to New England. With the bookplate of noted book collector Robert Segwick. Bookseller Inventory # 72368

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Title: Travels in North-America, in the Years 1780,...

Publication Date: 1787

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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