By Captain Basil Hall
Edinburgh; London   Cadell and Co; Simpkin and Marshall
8" by 5" [2], iv, ii, 421; [3], vi-vii, [1], 436; [2], ii, 432pp
A smartly bound first edition of Captain Basil Hall's travel account of his time spend exploring the United States and Canada.
By Captain Basil Hall

1829 Travels in North America, in the Years 1827 and 1828

Edinburgh; London   Cadell and Co; Simpkin and Marshall
8" by 5" [2], iv, ii, 421; [3], vi-vii, [1], 436; [2], ii, 432pp
A smartly bound first edition of Captain Basil Hall's travel account of his time spend exploring the United States and Canada.
£695.00
: 3kgs / : 907P8

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Description

First Edition, Folding Maps, Illustrated, Leather Binding

The first edition.

Complete in three volumes.

A vivid account of the author's travels in North America during the years 1827 and 1828.

Captain Basil Hall was a noted traveller, author, and naval officer, who travelled across the globe. He served in the Napoleonic Wars, even interviewing Napoleon on St. Helena in 1817. 

In 1827, Hall embarked on a two year tour of North America with his wife. Together they explored the United States and Canada widley, resulting in a travel work which details many of the larger cities, and smaller provincial areas. The work provides an interesting commentary on the States and Canada, at a time when English interest in North America was great. 

This work caused some controversy when first published due to the author's criticisms of American society. However, Hall was determined to learn about the Americans from their own, avoiding the American travels works which had preceded his.

Volume I is illustrated with a folding map to the frontispiece.

Volume II is illustrated with a folding financial demographic chart. 

Collated, bound without half-titles, all plates are present.

Condition

In a half calf binding with marbled paper to the boards, with renewed endpapers. Externally, smart. Spines are faded. Very light rubbing to the boards. Bookseller's label to the recto of the rear free endpaper. Small tidemark to the front free endpaper of Volume III. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean with the occasional scattered spot. Folding map is torn. Bound without half-titles.

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