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VIEWS OF SOCIETY AND MANNERS IN AMERICA; IN A SERIES OF LETTERS FROM THAT COUNTRY TO A FRIEND IN ENGLAND, DURING THE YEARS 1818, 1819, AND 1820.

D'Arusmont, Frances Wright

Published by E. Bliss and E. White, New York, 1821
Condition: Fair Hardcover
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Octavo in original light blue apper covered boards over cloth spine replaced at a slightly later but still early date. Half-title present but lacking the title page, therefore either the first or second Ameroican edition, (2), half-title, xii+ 388 pp. Edges uncut. Ownership signature of a member of the Wright family top of the contents page. Evidence of early repair as the the original cloth spine strip is replaced by a rather wider one unevenly cut where it is attached toi the front board; hand stitching evident to the gutte of the frist few leaves. Scatted foxing throuhout. OFFERED AS IS. Scottish-born Madame D'Arusmont, nee: Frances Wright (1795-1852) was an early feminist writer, abolitionist and social reformer who was greatly attracted to the United States during her first visit , atwo-year tour with her sister commencing in 1818. She later returned in the company of the Marquis de Lafayette in 1823 and in 1825 became a U.S. citizen; she founded a Utopian community in Tennessee called Nahoba. Her "Society amd Manners In America" based largely on her letters home to England, was widely read and admired on both sides of "the pond" and is considered a major source on early American national history. Bookseller Inventory # E14184

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Title: VIEWS OF SOCIETY AND MANNERS IN AMERICA; IN ...

Publisher: E. Bliss and E. White, New York

Publication Date: 1821

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fair

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