1842 American Notes for General Circulation
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First Edition, Publishers' Original Binding
The first edition, first issue of this work.
With p. 'x' misnumbered xvi to volume I. Six pages of advertisements to the end of volume II (Eckell pp. 108-109; Smith II, 3).
Bookplate to the front pastedown of oth volumes 'James Ludovic Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford (1847-1913). Crawford was an astronomer, politician and bibliophile. His bookplate reads 'Bibliotheca Lindesiana'.
Scarce in the original cloth binding.
This work is noted for its influential chapter on slavery, as it stirred hatred towards British abolitionists. It was also an inspiration to Longfellow, who wrote many poems on slavery. Dickens was also highly critical of American customs.
American Notes was written during Dickens' trip to North America in 1842. His comments on North American society provide a fascinating insight into Victorian America by a popular and eminent author of the time.
In the publisher's original cloth bindings. Externally, very smart. Spines have faded, as is common with this work. Light bumping to the head and tail of spine. Small splits to the head of front joint to volume I, and to the head of rear joint to volume II. Light patches of rubbing to the boards. Bookplates to the front pastedowns. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright. Occasional scattered spots.
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