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.

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New-York: Printed for E. Bliss and E. White, 1821. 387 pages. Octavo (8 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches); contemporary leather backed blue boards; spine worn, front hinge cracked, boards rubbed. (Item ID: 1840)


"Second American from the First London Editions, with additions and corrections by the author." "Francis Wright had faithfully recorded her travels in a series of long, self-consciously literary letters to a Glasgow friend... The results was VIEWS OF SOCIETY AND MANNERS IN AMERICA, one of the most celebrated travel memoirs of the early nineteenth century.... The end of the Napoleonic wars and improvements in sea transport opened the way for the more casual tourist, and Francis Wright was among the first to turn this new accessibility to literary advantage." - NOTABLE AMERICAN WOMEN p. 676.

This copy has an interesting provenance. Signed in ink "D. C. Colesworthy" (a noted publisher and bookseller); signed in pencil Henry G. Deming (a lawyer active in New Orleans during the Civil War); and with the bookplate of Horace White (Chicago lawyer and Greek scholar).


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