By Francis Lieber
London   Richard Bentley
8" by 5" viii, 301, [2], iv-v, [1], 310pp.
A beautifully bound, first UK edition of this very scarce collection of sketches surrounding the "peculiarities" of the United States, written by American-German author, Francis Lieber.
By Francis Lieber

1835 The Stranger in America: Comprising Sketches of the Manners, Society and National Peculiarities of the United States

London   Richard Bentley
8" by 5" viii, 301, [2], iv-v, [1], 310pp.
A beautifully bound, first UK edition of this very scarce collection of sketches surrounding the "peculiarities" of the United States, written by American-German author, Francis Lieber.
£175.00
: 2kgs / : 907Q7

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First Edition, Leather Binding, Very Scarce

The first UK edition.

Wonderfully bound in half calf with marbled paper-covered boards. Bound by Period Bookbinders, Bath. 

Complete, with two volumes bound in one.

This interesting work was written by Prussian-American jurist, author and philosopher, Francis Lieber. He was best known for the Lieber Code, the first codification of the laws of war, which was then used as a foundation for future Hague and Geneva conventions. Born in Germany, Lieber moved to Boston in 1827, becoming a professor at Columbia University in his later years.

'The Stranger in America' is comprised of letters documenting travels and experiences of the United States. The author presents the manners, customs and National peculiarities of the country, from his perspective as a stranger, coming from Berlin.

Illustrated with a frontispiece by Robert Cruikshank. Collated, complete.

Condition

Bound in half calf with marbled paper-covered boards. Endpapers have been renewed. Bound without the front and rear blanks. Externally, lovely, with a little fading to the spine. Bookbinder label to the recto of the rear endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages generally bright and clean, with a little age toning and the odd spot, heavier to the frontispiece.

Near Fine

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